FAQ’s

What is the Biblical basis for the Vision and Strategy of Prayer at the Heart (PATH)

The vision and strategy are based upon the following scriptures:

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. John 17:22-23.

Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth. Psalm 110:3 KJV

Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves… Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’… The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.” 18 He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven…” Luke 10:3, 9, 17-18

These are explained in the following questions and answers.

What Denomination is PATH?

PATH is for Christians from every denomination and non-denomination church, every age and people group and every ministry.

God’s promise to heal our land (2 Chronicles 7:14) is conditional on, ‘If my people….’ That means Christians from every ‘tribe and tongue.’

Unity between Christians is an essential part of PATH. Jesus prayed,

I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. John 17:22-23

We believe God wants the prayer warriors and intercessors, evangelists, prophets, teachers and preachers and apostles working as one.

Is PATH associated with a political party?

No, PATH is about one thing and one thing only – lifting up the name of Jesus and to see His Kingdom come on earth and His will being done as it is in heaven.

PATH holds to the absolute centrality and supremacy of Jesus, being fully God and fully man, His virgin birth, life, substitutionary death on the cross and His resurrection and second coming in glory. Jesus being the only savior from sin and death.

How can Christians be unified when they differ on so many issues?

Only God can bring unity across His Church but if we follow His word (the Bible), we believe we can be one.

‘Humble themselves’– We are united around the centrality and supremacy of Christ. We prioritize love and unity over disputes about scriptural interpretation on other issues. We recognize we might be wrong on debatable items.

PATH is not about names or titles, but following Jesus in making ourselves of no reputation, that His name may be exalted. We must decrease that He might increase!

We hold our own opinions lightly but hold tightly to God’s instructions for life, as found in the Holy scriptures.

‘Pray’ – We are united in our love for Jesus Christ. Our love for Him is our chief motivator and, our desire to please Him, means that communing with Him in prayer is a priority. We offer humble, unified, desperate prayer to God together and individually for His kingdom to come and His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.

‘Seek my face’ – Believing we are created to be in a love relationship with God through Jesus Christ, the first passion in our hearts is to know Him more. Our first priority is to spend time with Him in prayer and His word – the Bible. We express our love for Him by how we love and care for others.

‘Turn from their wicked ways’ – we want to turn from our self-centered living, to be God centered in all we do. To live to please Him in the meditation of our hearts, the words of our mouth and our actions to others.

Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth. Psalm 110:3 KJV

Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves… Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’… The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.” 18 He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven…” Luke 10:3, 9, 17-18

In Luke 9:1-6 and 10:1-21 Jesus gave instructions to His disciples in how they should be on earth. He gave them a ‘Go model,’ to take the light that was in them and let it shine before others – Matthew 5:16 – through prayer and acts of love and kindness to the poor and the suffering.

Scripture teaches that our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against the spiritual forces of darkness in the heavenly realm – Ephesians 6:12. These forces blind people’s minds from seeing Jesus and His love for them – 2 Corinthians 4:4. They are behind the darkness over the land reflected in the brokenness, hatred, division, suffering, disorder, injustice etc.

When the disciples came back to Jesus, He said, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.”

As the disciples obeyed Jesus’ instructions and let their light shine, darkness had to flee! People could then see and experience the Kingdom of God.

 This is what we are believing for as we go through the land with prayer and action.

We are asking Christians to use whatever God has placed in their hands to bless others whether it be:

  • To focus on prayer and intercession (as with Moses up the mountain while Joshua fought in the valley);
  • Giving loving kindness to the homeless;
  • Using medical skills to help those struggling with mental illness;
  • Using sporting talent to bless the youth;
  • Using musical talent to hold a concert;
  • Using gifts of healing to heal the sick;

Does PATH have a diversity policy?

As explained in previous answers, PATH is for every age, ‘tribe and tongue.’

How does PATH link with the local church?

PATH has connected with denominational and non-denominational churches at the national level with a request to partner with them across America. Many of them have informed and connected their churches at a local level with PATH. Also, the PATH teams at the state, county and city level have reached out to local churches with a request to partner with them in prayer and acts of loving kindness and evangelism to people in their community.

The invitation is to use whatever God has blessed you with to bless others. For example, if you:

  • Have a heart for the homeless – run an initiative to provide for them;
  • Are have a skill, use it to help people including:
  • A need in their home;
  • Run a sports and/or music event/s for young people;
  • Advice for mental health and addiction issues;
  • Comfort for the broken-hearted;

Every person we have contact with we will endeavor to connect to a local church, including a beginner’s course such as Alpha and/or a national ministry for grief and addiction counselling services.

How do I get involved with my local PATH team?

You can sign up to get involved with your local PATH team at www.prayerattheheart.org/findyourstate.

Can anyone get involved with PATH?

Yes

Is Path going to ask me for my money?

No. However, we do provide the opportunity for people to donate if they want to.

Will I be judged for my moral, political or world views?

No. Christians are called to love people and not to judge them. Jesus said, God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.’ John 3:17 NLT