Section 1: Introduction Late 2008, whilst taking a walk, from out of the blue a thought crossed my mind, “gather an army of women to join you in praying and walking”. However, I knew it was inspiration from God, so, I began praying for more clarity on the instruction. It soon became clear that it was about spending quality time with God, taking time out to discipline the mind and focus the human spirit on God. There are many reasons why people struggle with decision making, planning and maintaining focus in life; some of the problems are the distractions, lack of self control and discipline. And so the symptoms become more apparent with time, procrastination sets in, lack of priority setting, waste of time and money, ever changing objectives, regrettable and costly decisions soon becomes a norm. For a woman, the daily chaos and competing priorities of each day creates an environment that could lead to a total loss of motivation and focus on what is most important. Whether you are a student, a wife, a mother, a business or career woman, to achieve success and fulﬁl your purpose in life you need to be in control of your life activities. 1
And so, moments of self-reﬂection becomes crucial for everyone with a busy lifestyle. If you attend Church Sunday services, prayer and Bible study meetings, you will ﬁnd these create opportunities for reﬂection, that is, if your reasons for attending is to please God and gain more knowledge. Most people choose to have their self- reﬂection moment at the start of each New Year and we are all forced to reﬂect on life when someone close to us dies or when we attend a funeral. Well, I have found that most opportunities for self-reﬂection are short lived because as memory fades we all return to the rat race and our comfort zones, things remain the same. Self-reﬂection should be part of every moment. The answer to the question “why am I doing this?” should be in the mind always to help avoid living a life of frustration. The prayer walk is another opportunity to start you on the journey to discipline your body, mind and spirit on God. When you get the priority right your life desire becomes achievable. Fola Omotunde Woman at Bethany Ministry 2
Section 2: Why Prayer Walk? Many of us lead very busy lives, most especially in Europe where people work diﬀerent hours of the day on diﬀerent days of the week. Most Christians sincerely love the Lord; and they desire to give more than they currently do towards the growth of God’s kingdom. For as long as our lifestyles compete with spending quality time with God and we are without the spirit of God it is impossible to do His will. The Lord is still seeking those that will worship him in spirit and in truth, and I believe for those that will make a choice to spare an hour a week or an hour a day walking and meditating on the Word of God; they have the greatest opportunity to develop an intimate relationship with God. Why Walk? You can start walking at anytime to any place. Walking is the cheapest form of exercise, it’s free and you do not need any special equipment. We recommend that you start oﬀ at a pace that is comfortable for you and then gently build up to brisk walking if you can. The more you walk, the more you will experience and appreciate the beneﬁts. Walking can... 3
•Make you feel good •Give you more energy •Reduce stress and help you sleep better •Keep your heart ‘strong’ •Reduce blood pressure •Help me manage your weight
Section 3: Check points before starting Before you start, please complete a quick check of your relationship with God. Be real at every stage of your walk with God, do not be a hypocrite. Check your level of conviction in the following areas. It is very important that you are obedient to the one who has called “Our Lord and Saviour – Jesus Christ”. Ask the Holy Spirit to heal you in each area of weakness and he will. Are you born again? Do you confess Jesus as your Lord and Saviour? John 3:5 5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. Do you love Jesus? To love is to obey his teaching. 4
John 14: 23 Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him” Do you give your tithe and oﬀering? This is a command from the Lord to all believers. Malachi 3:8-10 “Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’ “In tithes and oﬀerings. You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the ﬂoodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. Do you seek the giver or the gifts? Mathew 6:33 But seek ﬁrst his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Do you put your faith to test? Faith without action is dead.
Hebrew 11:1 Now faith is conﬁdence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
deliverance hour either. It’s a time to be in God’s presence ministering love to God and being in awe of God’s faithfulness.
Section 4: How to prepare for your prayer walk
In the beginning, you may ﬁnd it diﬃcult to concentrate, but as you get to your 11th hour in the programme, you will ﬁnd your focus and concentration will improve signiﬁcantly.
Your starting point First, identify a quiet and safe place to walk i.e. a park, for your hour walk; then make sure you have: •Comfortable clothes and shoes [preferably trainers] •A small bottle of water •A mini Bible •Your Burn Fat, Build Faith prayer walk guide •Seasonal protection items like rain coat/umbrella, gloves, cap, torch, shawl, winter coat, pack of tissue etc remove handkerchief Start your walk with a short prayer and commit the hour to God. Soon after the prayer open your guide and familiarise yourself with the topic for the hour. It must be a quiet hour to focus and minister to the Lord. It is not an hour of supplication and so you should not have a list of prayer points. It is not a 6
At the end of the 40 days, your spiritual reality and experience will change considerably. Testimonials received from members include •Hearing from God •Improved sensitivity to the Spirit of God •Discipline of the mind •Improved time spent in God’s word •Inner peace and more How to use this guide The guide is a schedule of daily themes and bible verses for your quiet time covering 40 days. Each day you have a theme for your walk, a bible verse and quote and the inner confessions for the day. Remember, this prayer walk is not about you asking God for what he has already given you but it about your ministry to him. 7
During your one hour prayer walk, focus on the theme, bible verse and the inner confessions. Ask questions about the theme and listen, let the Holy Spirit give you the answer. Each day you will witness your conﬁdence growing and you will have less distractions as your spirit becomes sensitive to the Spirit of God. Enjoy your time of intimacy with Jesus. Start your own Prayer Walk Club You can start your own prayer walk club with friends, neighbours and family. You may also choose to do a 40 days prayer walk [an hour walk a day for 40 days] once a year or once a quarter. It is such a rewarding spiritual exercise. Make it simple, dedicate each walk to God and forge a life time relationship with other God lovers. We want to hear from you as soon as you start your prayer walk. If you have any questions about using this guide please send an email to pstfola@womanatbethany. com
My vessel is for you 2 Tim 2v21
Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared for every good work.
Purge me cleanse me and remain in me. I give my mind, soul and spirit to you. I am in your hands, use me Lord.
I ﬁx my eyes on Jesus Hebrews 12:2
Let us ﬁx our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Jesus, for the pain you bear, the shame of the cross, just for me, I ﬁx my eyes on you, the author of my life, and the perfecter of my faith. In you all things come together.
Let your compassion come to me Psalm 119:77
Let your compassion come to me that I may live, for your law is my delight For there are three that testify: the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.
Your decrees and laws are my delight. To please you is my desire. Father, ﬁll me with compassion.
Section 5: The Guide Theme
Bible Quote 8
Inner Confession 9
The Spirit, the water and the blood testiﬁes 1 John 5:7
For there are three that testify: the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.
I believe that Jesus is the Son of God. Jesus came by water and blood, during His baptism and the cruciﬁxion. The promised Spirit of God is indwelling in me. The three bears witness through me.
My righteousness is in Christ 2 Corinthians 5:21
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
I am the righteousness of God through Christ. I am no longer under any condemnation. Father, let revelation of your saving grace is released in my heart.
Jesus cancelled all written code Colossians
Having cancelled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross.
Thank you Lord, sin no longer has a hold on me. The doctrines and laws of men no longer hold me ransom. Your blood has erased all codes set against me. I am free.
The throne of righteousness Psalm 89:14-15
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.
Lord, may your righteousness and justice remain the foundation of my life.
The good shepherd and his sheep John 10:27
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me.
Father, my ears are attentive to your call. Speak Lord. Instruct me and I will follow.
Set me apartPsalm 4:3
Know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself; the Lord will hear when I call him.
I am sold out to you, Lord. I set myself apart for your use. I want to see your will being done on earth as it is in heaven. Hear my songs of love for you.
The Love of God Romans 8:38-39
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Knowing you Lord is a blessing. You are my highest priority. Nothing can separate me from your love.
You are my conﬁdence Philippians 3:3
For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no conﬁdence in the ﬂesh
I boast in Christ. I have no conﬁdence in my ﬂesh or in man. My conﬁdence is in Christ
The mystery revealed Ephesians 3:6
This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus.
The mystery made known to Apostle Paul by revelation is that I am a joint heir to the promise of Christ Jesus. I am no longer a slave but a child of God and an heir to the throne.
I am a son of God Romans 8:26-27
You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
Through faith in Christ I can boldly state my sonship in Christ Jesus who redeemed me by his blood. I am cloth with Christ.
I live by faith Galatians 2:20
I have been cruciﬁed with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
I live by faith in Christ. I have been cruciﬁed with Christ and my live belongs to him. I call things that are not as though they are and they come to be in Jesus name.
Jesus, my Therefore he is able to intercessesor - save completely those Hebrews 7:26 who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.
Thank you for saving me completely. Thank you for interceding for me. You are the only mediator before God.
Christ - the sacriﬁce Hebrews 10:19
Therefore brothers and sisters, since we have conﬁdence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus
By the shed blood of our Lord Jesus I have conﬁdence to enter the Most Holy Place. To behold the beauty of the King.
Your blood paid the price Revelation 5:9
And they sang a new song: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons for every tribe and language and people and nation.
Thank you for your blood. Thank you for purchasing me for God. Hallelujah! You alone are worthy of praise and adoration.
Chosen to worship Ps 65.4
Blessed are those you choose and bring near to live in your courts! We are ﬁlled with the good things of your house, of your holy temple.
I am chosen and loved of God. Thank you for choosing me. I oﬀer my life in worship. I acknowledge you as my Lord. My life is ﬁlled with your goodness.
I live to worship you Revelation 11:17
We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign.
I join the angels in heaven in worship. You are the alpha and omega. You reign and rule over the universe in your majesty.
One thing is needed Luke 10:41
Martha, Martha, the Lord answered, you are worried and upset about many things, but one thing is needed.
Lord, I fall at you feet knowing that the one thing you desire is that I spend time with you. I wan to learn from you, teach me.
I choose the better part Luke 10:42
Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.
Lord, I choose the better part, to learn at your feet. Speak, Lord.
I ﬁx my eyes on Jesus 2 Cor 4:18
So we ﬁx our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
My eyes are ﬁxed of you - the invisible God. I enthrone you King over every area of my life.
Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and the seven seals.”
Worthy are you Lord, I lift your name. You are King of kings and Lord of lords. You alone are worthy, I worship you.
Lion of the tribe of Judah Revelation 5:5
I am in God’s love Jude 1:20-21
But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.
Your love is sweeter than the honey comb and deeper than the ocean deep, wider than the universe and higher than the heavens. My faith is built up on the knowledge of you, Lord.
Aroma of Christ 2 Corinthians 2:15
For we are to God an aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.
I am an aroma of Christ, I carry his presence where ever I go and I display his splendour to men.
The Holy One Isaiah 54:5
For you Maker is your husband, the Lord Almighty is his name, the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of the earth.
I lift my hands to the coming King, to the great I AM, you reign in majesty. I will worship you my redeemer and friend. My father and King.
Radiance of God’s glory Hebrew 1:3
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided puriﬁcation for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
You are the radiance of God’s glory. You sustain all things by your word. You reign in majesty seated by the right hand of the Father. You were the worthy sacriﬁce. Father, let me radiate your grace all the days of my life.
Power in His blood 1 John 1:7
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, puriﬁes us from all sin.
Your blood puriﬁes me from all sin. Sin no longer has any power over me. My circumcision is of the heart. I am holy and righteous through the blood of Jesus.
Connected to the vine John 15:5
I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
You are my source and without you I can do nothing. My now and my future is in your hands.
Reveal your love John 15:13
Greater love has no one than this; lay down ones life for ones friends.
Father, that I may understand the agape love you have for me. To know you are always with me even in my weakness.
Christ, the head of every power and authority Colossians 2:10
And in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.
Lord, immerse me in the fullness of your deity. You are my source; my life is rooted in you. I will stand ﬁrm and conquer all because you are the head of all powers and authorities.
I am an overcomer 1 John 4:4
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
I carry in me the one who is greater than the one in the world. Through Christ I have taken the nature of God; I am an over comer.
Your right hand O Lord Psalm 17:7
Show me the wonders of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes.
You have saved me with your mighty right hand. I take refuge in you from the challenges and storms of life show me the wonders of your great love.
Release your power Acts 10:38
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.
Father, I receive the anointing for doing good even in adversity. You are with me and so I have authority over the works of the devil in my life and the lives of people around me.
My spiritual sacriﬁce 1 Peter 2:5
You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, oﬀering spiritual sacriﬁces acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
I oﬀer my body as a living sacriﬁce, holy and pleasing to you Lord. My life is my act of worship to you.
I desire to imitate you Ephesians 5:1-2
Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant oﬀering and sacriﬁce to God.
Father, help me to live a life of love as you have shown me. To see your love in all people and never forget you gave you life as a sacriﬁce for the sin of all.
You reign forever Hebrews 1:8
But about the Son he says,” Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever, and righteous will be the sceptre of your kingdom.
Father, reign in me forever, anoint me with your oil of gladness. Let my life showcase your righteousness, love and faithfulness.
Light of the world 1 John 2:10
Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble.
Jesus, you are the light of the world. Your love shines through my life. Place a love implant in my heart so I can love all people and not stumble.
Your breath is life Genesis 2:7
The Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breathe of life, and the man became a living being.
Your breathe gave me life, your breathe sustains me, your breathe revives my soul and your breathe makes me whole.
Speak to me, Lord John 6:63
The spirit gives life; the ﬂesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you - they are full of the Spirit and life.
Speak your word to me. Your word is full of life.
Section 6: We want to hear from you
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