The first Wednesday evening of every month, our suburban church takes its weekly prayer meeting on the road to pray for the communities of Hillside and Berkeley. We meet briefly at the church for commissioning, jump into our cars with a prepared prayer sheet, and follow a suggested route around a three-mile square. We stop in front of our public high school, city halls, and local businesses. Sometime during the evening, we drive down the streets of the people in each car, claiming those streets for Christ and asking God to use our members as witnesses. We then return to the church parking lot to pray for our outreach efforts in the community.
Our pastors formed a group of key leaders to develop a prayer ministry. The team designated an intercessory room and gathered training manuals, prayer request cards, recruitment cards, weekly schedule charts, card file boxes, prayer postcards with stamps, a calendar, a church members' directory, ...1