“Let the Lord use your eyes, your ears, and your feet to prompt your prayer time.”
Cheryl Dorsey’s charge to around 30 pray-ers in Chicagoland sent them all over four church buildings and the surrounding communities Feb. 1, during the Chicago Metro Association’s second-annual I-55 Prayer Bus Tour.
The tourists traveled by charter bus to four churches, where they met pastors and leaders, and heard about the specific ministries and needs of each church. Then, pray-ers spent 45 minutes prayer-walking inside and outside the building.
Dorsey, who coordinates prayer ministries for the association, said the group’s experience at each church was different, as God used the day to bless different parts of the body of Christ. At Love Fellowship Baptist Church, Pastor Bryan Price and members of the church joined the tourists at the altar, everyone praying aloud and at the same time.
“You’re not a spectator, but a participant,” Dorsey encouraged the group.
The bus tour also visited Cristos Es Rey and Alpha Baptist Church, both in Bolingbrook, and Immanuel Baptist Church, which meets less than a mile from the University of Illinois-Chicago campus.
Dorsey reminded the group they were serving as conduits through which the Holy Spirit can pray. She referenced Romans 8:26-27, where believers in Christ are told the Spirit intercedes for them, even when they don’t know what to pray.
“By being here,” Dorsey told the group, “you’re surrendering yourself to the Holy Spirit to use you, to use your eyes and your ears and your feet and your heart to pray.”
Photo: Prayer coordinator Cheryl Dorsey leads a time of intercession for Pastor Bryan Price and Love Fellowship Baptist Church in Romeoville. Photo by Joseph Dorsey