praise walk

Big rallies had been planned for an event called March for Jesus on May 30, 2020. Since the Covid-19 crisis has brought different kinds of restrictions upon mass gatherings, plans have been modified! 

Instead of large processions, organizers are encouraging smaller groups to scatter in their communities praising and praying as they walk, drive or even stand in their homes or their front yards. You can even do this by yourself - right on your neighborhood street.

They are calling this format of praise and prayer a “PraiseWalk,” after the well-known idea of prayer walking, which is simply praying near the very places we expect to see God answer our prayers.

The PraiseWalk model highlights praise and thanksgiving, but also encourages participants to pray for Christ’s blessing upon the people, families, schools, businesses and government leaders of their communities.

If you want to participate, click here for a Praise Walk guide. This guide will lead you through seven expressions of praise and prayer that spring from Paul’s letter to the Philippians. First, praising the Lord Jesus with truths in Philippians 2:5-15. Then, from Philippians 4:4-20, praying for the people of our communities, and other cities and countries.

A confession and gesture of faith

Then, as a tangible way of expressing love and faith in Jesus in accord with Philippians 2:10, “every knee will bow,” everyone is invited to find a safe and appropriate place, public if possible,
where you can kneel at exactly 12 noon on Saturday, May 30.

Some may need to kneel in their homes, or just outside their front doors. For many, this will be a wonderful way to openly express devotion to Jesus. While kneeling at noon, people are encouraged to lift their hands before the Lord and declare “Jesus Christ is Lord!”

Then, for at least one minute, we will remain in that posture, giving praise together to our Lord Jesus Christ.