Please follow these important safety rules:
- Where possible, walk on sidewalks or grass.
- If walking on the street, walk on the side against oncoming traffic so you can
- Pray with your eyes OPEN. Be aware of your surroundings.
- If you must walk while dark, wear bright colors and carry a flashlight for visibility.
- Consider walking with a friend.
Below are the common prayer points that we ask everyone to pray. As you walk, pray for every home and if you are led to pray for something specific for the home (safety, their marriage, their kids, etc.), don’t ignore it. The Holy Spirit will prompt you.
Please consider posting a picture of yourself praying over the street, post to your social media account(s) - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. Use the hashtag #CanopyOfPrayer2017
Prayer for Your Street and Community
Father, today as we pray, we surrender ourselves, the city of Mobile, and all surrounding areas to You. May Your Kingdom come and your will be done here. Amen.
1. Prayer for Unity
Father, Your desire for us is that we be One even as You and the Son are One so that the world may know that you love them. We ask that You forgive us for when we have not walked in unity with our neighbors and fellow citizens. We ask that You heal us of division and help us to honor and care for one another, having true compassion even on those who may not agree with us. We pray that Mobile become a true modern-day Good Samaritan city. Amen.
(John 17:22-23, Colossians 3:13-14)
2. Prayer for Safety and Peace
Father, Your Word tells us that if we make the Lord our dwelling place that no evil will come near us nor any disaster come near our home. And You said You will give your angels charge over us to keep us in all our ways. We thank You for Your safety overshadowing our city. We ask that You forgive us for violence and unrest in our streets, and we ask that You create in us a clean heart. Help us to be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave us. We ask that the crime and murder rate decrease dramatically, and that safety and peace be the norm for every street in our city. Amen.
(Psalm 91:9-11, Psalm 51:10, Ephesians 4:32)
3. Prayer for Government and Education
Lord, we pray for those in authority in our city that You give them wisdom to govern well, in truth and with integrity in order that we may live a quiet and peaceful life. We cry out that the educational system in Mobile and this region become known as one of the best in the country. We pray for a spirit of excellence and motivation to come to our schools and for all curriculum to represent Godly values and beliefs. Amen.
(I Timothy 2:1-3)
4. Prayer for Families
Father, We ask that as we walk our streets this day that You send Your Holy Spirit to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to the fathers. We ask that you create a culture of honor and respect that is evident regardless of age. We pray for the prodigals to return to You. We ask that the marriages be strong, healthy and faithful. We pray for strong family values, and that the blessings of the Lord be passed down from generation to generation. Amen.
(Malachi 4:6, Luke 1:17, Luke 15:11-31)
5. The Lord's Prayer - Matthew 6:9-13
Our Father which art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
You are cordially invited to join us for a Celebration Rally at Bienville Square in Mobile, Alabama on April 29th at 5:30pm. Feel free to invite others.