ADOPT A STREET IN PRAYER
When you Adopt a Street in Prayer you accept the challenge of sharing the love of Jesus with the specific people and places that the Holy Spirit puts on your heart; the neighbors on your street, the co-workers on your job, the classmates at your school, the institutions or organizations in your community. Adopting a Street in Prayer provides you with a tangible way to “Go Beyond Nice” as you:
(Symbol) Pray for your neighbors: Speak peace and ask God to bless them.
(Symbol) Get to know your neighbors: Make some new friends, especially with people whose life experience may be significantly different than yours.
(Symbol) Help your neighbors: See a need and respond to it expecting miracles.
(Symbol) Witness to your neighbors:Share the love of Jesus and invite them to discover a personal relationship with him.
It’s a lifestyle (not a program) that is often called Prayer Evangelism. At BlessMN we refer to it as “prayer with legs”because this strategy combines prayer, relationship, service and witness. It is based on Jesus’ teaching in the Gospel of Luke where he sent his disciples out “two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go.” Luke 10:1b
And it works! Doors are opened… hearts are opened… and lives are changed! The possibilities are endless and thousands of streets are already being adopted in prayer all over Minnesota. You can join this exciting movement of God’s people as you Adopt a Street in Prayer today. (Click here – whatever we decide for capturing street adoptions… or nothing at all)
Once a religious expert asked Jesus a question: “What must I do to inherit eternal life?”
Jesus responded, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighboras yourself.’ All the law and the prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37-40
Still trying to justify himself, the religious leader next asked, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus responded with a story called “The Parable of the Good Samaritan.” You can read it in Luke 10:30-37. The takeaway?
(Put in box) Your neighbor is the person God has placed right in front of you! Your neighbor is anyone in need!