Wherever your small group meets, decide for one session to prayer for the neighborhood surrounding the location you are meeting at.
Have everyone get up, go outside, to walk the neighborhood. As you pass each house, say a prayer for the people living there. Let the Holy Spirit guide your prayers.
You be thinking, what should I pray if I don’t know the people I’m praying for? Valid point, but we can get our ideas from Scripture.
The apostle Paul prayed “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling” (Ephesians 1:17-18).
Paul also prayed “that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height– to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:17-19)
We can pray if for people to recognize their sin and turn to God for forgiveness. We can pray for wisdom and discernment and godly counsel for everyone. We can pray for godly influences to come into their lives.
Pray for things you would want others to pray for you. Yield yourself to the Holy Spirit’s leading as you pray. As you hear what others pray, you will know how to pray as well. Take turns as you pray. Have one person begin with a one sentence prayer, then have another person say a one sentence prayer. Continue as you walk around the neighborhood.