Back in 2006 I met a pastor of an inner city church. I mentioned to him how nice the neighborhood was around his church. He was quick to tell me that it was not always that way. In fact, he informed me that it was once known as the most dangerous place in that city. When I inquired as to how it all changed he recounted the story of how he and his church members decided to take the neighborhood back for God. They set up a systematic prayer walk that covered every street and park. People took responsibility for different streets and committed to regular prayer walks. Within months minor changes were noticeable and within a year the neighborhood was significantly improved, and as they continued praying the neighborhood only got better. The tide had turned in the spirit realm over that neighborhood and now the efforts this church to meet the needs of the community were far more successful.
For our ministry efforts to yield the most fruit we must win the war in the heavenlies first. Air supremacy insures victory!