Pray for the Lou 2022

During the season of Lent, Chatham will participate in Pray for the Lou, a regional prayer event with many opportunities to join in prayer with other St. Louis area churches and believers. We'll also prayer walk in neighborhoods near Chatham.


Kickoff Week: Regional Prayer Rallies, March 7-11
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend any or all of these 1 hour rallies as we unite in prayer with area churches.

‣ Monday, March 7 at 7 p.m. - Hillsboro Community Civic Club, 10349 MO-21 Bus, Hillsboro, MO 63050

Tuesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. - Chatham Bible Church, hosted by North County Pastors' Group

Wednesday, March 9 at Noon - The Crossing, 114 N Eatherton Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63005

Wednesday, March 9 at 6 p.m. - Peace Tabernacle Church, 3514 Oregon Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118

Thursday, March 10 at Noon - Grace Church, 2695 Creve Coeur Mill Rd, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Thursday, March 10 at 7 p.m. - Faith Community Church, 8850 Jennings Station Rd, Jennings, MO 63136

Friday, March 11 at 7 p.m. - Morning Star Church, 1600 Feise Rd #7345, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

Pray for the Lou Saturday, March 12

Prayer Walking, 9:45 a.m.

This morning, we will prayer walk in neighborhoods and business areas surrounding Chatham at the same time as other churches prayer walk throughout our region.

You may also wish to prayer walk with a group in your own neighborhood if you live further away, and we encourage you to do so.

For those joining us at Chatham:

  • Please arrive by 9:45 a.m. for instructions in the parking lot. (Worship Center if too cold.)
  • Groups of no more than six will head out to assigned locations at 10 a.m.
  • Those unable to walk are welcome to pray in the Worship Center.
  • We’ll regroup at Chatham at 11:15 a.m. for debriefing and sharing.
  • We’ll close by 11:30 a.m. to allow time for the Worship Gathering.
  • Be sure to dress for the weather. This is a rain or shine event!

Outdoor Worship Gathering, 1 p.m.

After this morning's prayer walking, we'll join with other participating churches to worship and celebrate together at January Wabash Park, 501 N. Florissant Rd. in Ferguson. Additional parking available at First Baptist Church of Ferguson, 333 N. Florissant Rd.

21 Days of Prayer: Learn & Lament, March 13-April 2
A 21 day time of prayer and lament, with focus on the story of Nehemiah chapter 1. Each day includes morning, noon and night prayer opportunities, and anyone is welcome to participate. You can also sign up for their downloadable prayer guide.

Morning: Live Prayer + Devotional Video, 9 a.m.

Each morning, a live video devotional will be available on the PFTL Facebook page. (You do not need to be a member of Facebook to view.)

Noon: Prayer Walking, 12 p.m.

Opportunity to prayer walk at specific locations in our region. Watch for location details here.

On Wednesday, March 16, Chatham will join with First Love Church, 12523 Missouri Bottom Rd. in Hazelwood, for a prayer walk in our community.

Night: Corporate Prayer + Worship, Time, 7 p.m.

A nightly, hour-long gathering of prayer, confession, Scripture reading and worship.

  • Nights 1-7 (March 13-19) - First Baptist of Ferguson, 333 N. Florissant Rd, Ferguson, MO 63135
  • Nights 8-21 (March 20-April 2) - Gateway House of Prayer, 4646 S Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63127
  • Live stream available on the PFTL Facebook page.

We are excited to join with other area churches during this time as we pray for the Lord to move in Hazelwood and the greater St. Louis region!

How Do We Pray? More on Prayer Walking

As we prayer walk near Chatham and in area neighborhoods, we want to pray "on site with insight." Here are three kinds of insights to consider:

• Researched Insight - Hazelwood is one of the largest cities in the St. Louis area, with a population of around 25,000 residents and 800 business. While businesses appear to be increasing, residency has been somewhat on the decline in recent years, with some increase in poverty and a growing homeless population in local hotels. This affects staff and families in area schools, including Armstrong Elementary and Hazelwood West, with which we partner. Those living and working in Hazelwood will have other personal insights.

• Responsive Insight - What do you see as you walk? Are there people out? What state are the buildings in? How about schools and businesses? What positive things or other ministries are happening here that we can bless? Pray with your eyes open and in response to what you notice. We are not going "door-to-door," but you might pray with someone you meet along the way if appropriate. Watch for God-directed encounters.

• Revealed Insight - How does Jesus see our city and our neighborhood? What does He want to see happen here? Ask Him as you walk, and pray as He leads.

Prayer Walking Guide

You can also download and review this basic prayer guide, encouraging us to pray for discernment and blessing, with empathy, from Scripture and in God's power.

Training Videos
Whether you've prayer walked before or this will be your first experience, these brief videos from Pray for the Lou founder Kurt Wilson provide more helpful considerations before heading out.

The Purpose of Prayer Walking

The Practicals of Prayer Walking

The Prayer of Prayer Walking