Prayerwalking is defined as "praying on-site with insight." There is no set pattern or proven formula. Prayerwalkers have set out with every imaginable style. There's nothing magic at all in the footsteps. God's Spirit is simply helping us to pray with persistent spontaneity in the midst of the very settings in which we expect Him to answer our prayers. We instinctively draw near to those for whom we pray.
Getting up close to the community focuses our prayer. We sharpen our prayers by concentrating on specific homes and families. But we enlarge our praying as well, crying out for entire communities to know God's healing presence. When praying for unreached people groups or cities, it is especially helpful to pray on-site. Not only are we changed, but we bring the light of Christ into the area and impact the spiritual darkness just by our presence as the children of light.
Prayerwalks give us a simple way to continually fill the streets with prayer. Many are praying city-size prayers while ranging throughout their towns with disciplined regularity in small bands of two or three. In limited access countries, thousands of "tourists" walk the streets interceding for the lost in their own communities. Thus prayerwalkers keep near the lost in order to touch them with the gospel and transforming service. Quiet triumphs often follow as God changes the city day by day and house by house.