Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God.
Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer.
Prayer is a vital part of Hillside Church. Prayer is our essential communication with God, a never-ending conversation with our Heavenly Father, modeled for us by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Weekly email messages are sent to the Body to share member and attendee prayer requests. Requests may be submitted by filling out a visitor’s card and placing it in the offering plate on Sunday morning.
Contact Dina to join the prayer mailing list
Prayer walking is a practice of intercessory prayer combined with walking through a neighborhood or other area patterned after scriptural examples, such as Enoch and Noah, who “walked with God.” It is a way to move the church out of its buildings and prayer closets to intercede in the world. The prayer may be either silent or aloud for neighbors, around schools, and other places where you sense God’s leading you to pray.
Types of Prayer Walking
-Devotional: our personal prayer walk with God.
-Incidental: walk with God through the responsibilities and activities of our day, listening for his prompting us to intercede for others around us.
-Intentional: strategic planned and organized times of on-site intercession as God directs, such as an evening prayer walk through your neighborhood or leading a prayer team overseas.
Preparing to Walk
-Recognize that God is calling you to join Him in prayer in the world.
-Stay prepared to walk with Him by confession any hidden sin.
-Read and meditate on God’s Word to frame your prayers in perfect accordance with His will.
-Invite the Holy Spirit to fill you and guide you daily.
-Be ready to obey Him whether He leads you to another neighborhood or another country.
-Keep your eyes and ears open. Be alert and respond in prayer.
-Listen, then speak. Feel free to pray silently and aloud. Praise Him and worship as you walk.
-Find a partner or two, or organize a group, for intentional prayer walks. In incidental prayer walking, expect to normally pray alone.
-Move slowly so that God may move fully in and through you.
-Claim God’s promises. Bless the people around you. Ask of God His greatest desires for them.
-Anticipate the devil’s interference. Resist him, firm in your faith, and continue moving forward under God’s protection.
-Expect God to answer your prayers. Be ready to share a word of greeting and encouragement to those you meet, as well as a witness to the hope that is within you.
-Tell people that you are praying for them and their neighborhood. Ask if there is any need that you could bring to God for them. Pray right then with them.
[excerpts from International Mission Board brochure: http://imb.org/compassionnet]