Flag Prayer Walking + Spontaneous Prophetic Songs in a Nashville Neighborhood

“May we sing you a song from God?” we asked J.D., a man we didn’t know sitting on his own front porch with several other people (adults and kids) in the McFerrin Park Neighborhood of East Nashville.

“Sure,” he said.  Then Michael began to sing a spontaneous song for J.D. trusting the Holy Spirit to give him the words and tune.  As the song flowed forth beautifully, J.D. was visibly moved and everybody on the porch was amazed.

As we turned to leave, J.D. asked:  “Will you sing one more song, this one for Shirley?”  Then he opened the screen door and an older woman in a wheel chair was sitting there.  So Michael sang another new song to Shirley.  She beamed and thanked us profusely after Michael finished.  Then I asked if I could say a prayer and asked God to be with J.D. and all of his family and friends.

This was a new experience for Michael, my wife, and me this morning.  We’ve been prayer walking while carrying a full-sized Salvation Army Flag in the neighborhood for more than 8 years.  However, this was Michael’s first time with us and our first time to offer prophetic songs.

When we began we went up to a couple of dozen kids on the grounds of the McFerrin Park Community center.  They were eager to have Michael sing to them.

Later we met a middle-aged woman and her adult daughter along the way and got to sing and pray for them.  Michael also sang an original song to a woman on a bus stop bench.

It was all very moving and powerful.  Here are a few pictures:

Singing a prophetic song over the McFerrin Park Neighborhood in East Nashville, Tennessee, USA, while prayer walking with The Salvation Army Flag

Singing a prophetic song over the McFerrin Park Neighborhood in East Nashville, Tennessee, USA, while prayer walking with The Salvation Army Flag

Singing prophetic songs to children in McFerrin Park.

Singing prophetic songs to children in McFerrin Park.

Singing a prophetic song to a woman on a bus stop bench.

Singing a prophetic song to a woman on a bus stop bench.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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4 Responses to Flag Prayer Walking + Spontaneous Prophetic Songs in a Nashville Neighborhood

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  4. KARL R WOOD says:

    I found what looked like a flag–more a wall decoration- that said –Followers of Christ— blood and fire–.in a star in the middle. I actually thought it might have been a right wing organzation–political–say like the KKK.. I WAS SURPRISED IT WAS THE Salvation Army. iT READ 1973-5 also. There it is.

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