Recently one of our long time neighbors approached us with the idea of getting together and praying for each other and the entire neighborhood. Over the years we have gathered for picnics, Christmas tea, garage sales, and lots of chatting at the mailbox. This was different, it means stepping it up a notch. Another neighbor who has been a life-long missionary shared how they've seen transformations in other countries of neighborhoods after praying together. They use this acrostic:
B - Body- For health, safety, and physical needs.
L - Labors- For the success and prospering of they work and studies.
E - Emotions- For peace and joy to replace fear and anxiety.
S - Social Life- For families to function well together and in their community.
S - Salvation- For each to understand salvation in Jesus Christ and grow in their spiritual lives.
I really like my neighbors.