Two years ago the Lord asked us to plan for 2020, to gather the churches in prayer, to walk the South Downs way in unity, to issue a call to arms – to see revival in every church and an awakening across the land. South Downs Awakening is the response to this call.
SDA is a movement of prayer in response to a prophetic vision given in 2009. It is a simple yet powerful call to action, responding to Father God, calling His people, His church, you and me, to walk the land in humility, interceding for the land to awaken and see revival and awakening in the church in unity.
Our heart is to see our land and its people thrive, walk with the knowledge and peace of knowing God as Father. How? By sowing the seeds of prayer and His Word into and over our land, where we live. By Faith, calling what is not yet, into being.
The original plan was to prayer walk as one community of churches over a week in July, but in light of Covid-19, plans have changed. However the vision and call, to walk the land and pray, remains. Therefore united in hearts we are calling households to walk the land over July and August. We hold onto the scripture given: Joshua 1:3 ‘Every place the sole of your foot treads upon I have given to you’ this is what we are releasing as we walk the land in 2020. You will find all the resources and guides you will need to be part of this awakening prayer movement on this site.
The South Downs way is a 100 mile route through beautiful countryside, overlooking the land, to the north, and the sea to the south and the rivers that flow through. There are options to walk the whole of the Downs or a section close to you. From Winchester, to Beachy Head and the town of Eastbourne, we feel there is huge spiritual significance in linking these two places together; thanking God for this place and praising his name in the high places of this land. Calling what He has purposed into being, awakening and life.
We invite you to be part of this powerful movement of prayer and exciting adventure of awakening in our land.
“There’s been an amazing wave of revival coming in over the South Downs area for many years, and it’s great to see SDA as another surfer riding the wave along with the Big Church Day Out, Davids Tent, and all that the local churches have been contending for over so many years.”
Tim Jupp (Big Church Day Out)
“South Downs Awakening is a fantastic initiative completely in line with what we are seeing the Spirit do all around the country and indeed overseas. There is a growing discontent and hunger for God’s great ‘more’ and a unanimous longing to turn to the Lord in a new way. It’s an extraordinary season.”
Pete Greig (24/7 Prayer)