Prayer map showing blue spaces with praying hands Prayer map showing blue spaces with praying hands

Prayer walking in Basingstoke Down

Dear all

As you can see from the colour blue prayers hands, we have completely smothered this area in little blue prayer pins.

All time stats for the whole of Basingstoke as of Wednesday 27th: People using the OIKOS App – 13. Prayer pins – 578

I have updated the map in the vestibule so do have a look and if there are any roads we’ve missed let’s ‘get em done’

Things I have been particularly praying  for as I walked round were 

  • for to bless the people in these houses
  • for us to find ways to get to know the people who live there – in the new and established homes  
  • For the Holy Spirit to give us wisdom as to how to do this 
  • And for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit to make the people desire to know God 

I end each session with this Prayer – my version of this:

Northumbria Community ‘circling’ Prayer

Circle the people who live (in xxxxx roads/ estate) O God

Keep hope within
Despair without
Circle the people who live (in xxxxx roads/ estate) O God

Keep peace within
Keep turmoil out.
Circle the people who live (in xxxxx roads/ estate) O God

Keep calm within
Keep storms without.
Circle the people who live (in xxxxx roads/ estate)

O God
Keep strength within
Keep weakness out
Amen

Thank you to everyone who has been out prayer walking. It has been tremendous team effort to cover the Parish of Basingstoke Down in prayer.

Debbie & Jeannette

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