Community Prayer WatchJanuary 23, 2011
ake a Sunday hanging out in the places people hang out in on Sunday morning.pray, observe and then debrief the objective
- to develop a heart for our community by hearing (seeing) people's stories
- Something powerful happens when we pray. Prayer helps us tune our hearts to Godsheart and as such, prayer must be at the heart of our move in Abingdon and Emmorton. How do wedevelop love for the people God loves? We pray.The call to a prayer watch takes the abstract idea of loving the people of Abingdon from theory toreality. The people we pray for are not just people out there as some sort of nebulous mass. They willhave faces moms, dads children, you and old, red and yellow, black and white. And as we pray forthese encountered faces, we open our hearts to be transformed by the love of God.Remember - We love because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19
9:20 - children drop off 9:40 - final prayer debrief 10:00 - travel to siteflex - at least one hour in prayer and observation11:30 - travel to church12:00 FREE lunch debrief in room 202 after the prayer watch
you can chose to keep your children with you (although they might be a distraction) or wehave made special arrangements for child care at the main campus so you can leave your children withtrusted caregivers while you participate in the prayer watch.
weve primarily focused on the 24-924 corridor and the retail and restaurant spaces that folkliving in Abingdon and Emmorton would visit or you could brave the weather and walk a neighborhoodBob EvansPanera Bread FactoryDouble T DinerYMCAwalk/run your neighborhoodKleins ShopriteGabriel BrothersWalmartWeis (Constant Friendship)Giant (Old Emmorton Road)Kohls (Festival)Target (Constant Friendship)BJ'sStarbucks (Constant Friendship)McDonalds (Constant Friendship)McDonalds (Plumtree)Chipotle (Festival)Coffee Coffee (Festival)Dunkin Donuts (Old Emmorton Road)