Start a Prayer Walking Ministry

Prayer-walking is one of the simplest ministries the church can do. All that is needed is a willingness to see the needs around us and a commitment to pray.

Yet it is also one of the most powerful things we can do to impact our communities for Christ. Prayer walking asks us to go into our neighborhoods with the clear intention to look for people's needs and present them to God in prayer. We have a God who hears prayers and is more than ready to answer if we will only be diligent in interceding for the lost around us.

God tells us that, "Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you," Joshua 1:3. Prayer 

“All over the world, men and women are looking wistfully to heaven. Prayers and tears and inquiries go up from souls longing for light, for grace, for the Holy Spirit. Many are on the verge of the kingdom, waiting only to be gathered in.”—The Acts of the Apostles, p. 109


Prayer Walking Resources

The resources below will inspire you to begin a prayer-walking ministry in your city or town, explain why it matters at this point in earth's history, and show you exactly how to do it. 

Print Materials

  • How to Get Started Prayer Walking - The quickstart guide to beginning a successful prayer walking ministry.
  • Themes for Prayerwalking - Not sure what to pray about when you are prayer walking? This short document shows you how to pray about the themes presented in 1 Timothy 2:1-10.
  • Prayer Walking Your Church - Your neighborhood is not the only place that you should prayer walk. There are many things to intercede for as you pray throughout your church.
  • Prayer Walking Guide - This 13-page guide by Michael Roland will help you understand the Biblical basis for prayer walking, what to pray about when you prayer walk, and give you practical tips for how to get started. Also available in Spanish and Norwegian
  • Prayer Walking People to Jesus - Elder Ron Clouzet's comprehensive 10-page guide to prayer walking. Explains the rationale and need for prayer walking, promises to claim, and a detailed plan for starting a prayer walking ministry in your city. A shortened version of the material in his book, In The Name of Jesus: Power to Pray for People and Places.
  • Prayer Walking Bookmarks - Print these bookmarks and give them to your prayer walking team members to refer to as they pray through your community.


  • The Butterfly Church Story - Short video about the prayer-walking ministry of a Taiwanese church that led to 25 baptisms.
  • Prayer Walking 'On-site with Insight' - Video about group from the GC prayer walks the neighborhood around the GC building on the National Day of Prayer. They share some tips on how to prayer walk “Onsight with Insight”
  • The Power of Prayer Walking - Powerful story and insights on prayer walking with Pastor Ron Halvorsen


  • Prayer Walking: Praying On Site with Insight by Steve Hawthorne and Graham Kendrick - A classic guide on prayer walking that is full of Biblical inspiration, how-to's, and stories of how God works when His children are serious about praying for their cities and towns.
  • In The Name of Jesus: Power to Pray for People and Places by Ron Clouzet - A Biblical look at the practice of prayer walking, the great need to engage the lost cities of this world through prayer walking, and practical plans for beginning to reach our cities in the name of Jesus.