“Prayer Drive” Your Neighborhood

Charles Kiser —  August 24, 2011 — 3 Comments

Tonight several of us from the Rockhurst Church in Storyline got together and took our kiddos for a “prayer drive” of our neighborhoods.

Perhaps you’ve heard of a “prayer walk,” where groups walk through a particular area and pray for God’s blessings on the people who live there.

“Prayer Drive” is the Texas version of prayer walk – particularly when temperatures are well above 100 degrees until 7 or 8 p.m. in the summer. The only difference is you pray as you drive (with your eyes open, of course).

We sensed the need to pray as our group kicked off its missional vision for serving and making disciples in the University Terrace and Old Lake Highlands neighborhoods on the north end of White Rock Lake. The good mission thinkers at 3DM, through their book Launching Missional Communities, inspired us to develop a missional vision that would focus our efforts in mission on a specific neighborhood or network of relationships. After a season of prayer, the Rockhurst leader team discerned God leading us to serve in the 2 adjacent neighborhoods we live in.

Tonight we prayed for peace in families. For the kids as they start back to school. For inroads to relationship and service with our neighbors. For blessing on the good work already being done by area churches, neighborhood associations and crime-watch groups. For God to push back the forces of evil. For God to introduce us to those who are searching for him.

What a sense of excitement and expectation this prayer drive has built in us! We are eager to see how God answers the prayers we prayed tonight.

Perhaps God will make us the answer to our prayers.

Charles Kiser


I’m a pastor, missionary, and contextual theologian in Dallas, Texas. I’m committed to equipping and coaching Christians to start fresh expressions of Christian community in Dallas County — communities of hospitality, inclusion, justice, and healing.

3 responses to “Prayer Drive” Your Neighborhood


    Everyone who came got to hear me sing! However, for those of you who couldn’t make it – don’t let that be a deterrent to coming to our next prayer drive. It was otherwise awesome!


    I love the creativity in prayer. It is important for the soil preparation of the community. Keep it up.


    Not totally related, but after looking at that picture, I can’t help but think it looks like a bent knee. Perhaps you should call it the “Knee-borhood”…

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