It is a journey that God called him to a few years ago, Mills said, after dealing with personal conflict in his own life. At that point he became concerned about people who are bound by all kinds of addictions and felt called to pray for them. He also felt called to pray for unity among the churches.
Mills said he also believed God wanted him to begin prayer walking, in which he would walk around a place and pray for the people and churches there. He began by prayer walking around the county courthouse in Fleming County and then the city of Ewing, where he serves as co-pastor of Chariot of Fire Fellowship church. Though he really believed God also wanted him to prayer walk the county and even the state.
“I kind of put it on the shelf,” Mills said, “and said ‘Lord, if you want me to do this, pull it off the shelf.'”
Mills said some time later he saw a large map of the state about to be thrown away. He was reminded of the mission God had for him and realized that it was time.
The journey began on the steps of the Franklin County Courthouse on Sept. 30 when Mills gathered with a few family members and friends. He now visits the courthouse in each county he walks through. On the steps of each courthouse he blows the shofar (a horn used for traditional Jewish religious purposes) and reads a declaration.
The declaration claims the land for Jesus, prays for the salvation of families and declares that strongholds over this state are broken. It also calls for a restoration of our relationship with God and a loosing of the Holy Spirit over the land.
As he walks around the state, Mills prays. He also stops and talks to people along the way, sharing his story and telling other of the love of Christ.
“All I'm doing is walking down the road and praying for everybody in the state,” Mills said. He usually walks about 12 to 14 miles a day. From Franklin County he headed to Louisville, where he camped beside the Ohio River. He has since traveled around the perimeter of the state first going east and how heading west.
He passed through Logan County Wednesday afternoon and stopped by the Courthouse. Sometimes his father, Ivan Mills, will drive ahead of him on the route and he was with his son Wednesday.
“The walk has really stretched his (Mills') faith and mine,” Ivan said. During the nearly 800 miles Mills has traveled so far, God has been with him and blessed him, Ivan said.
“I've met a lot of good people,” Mills agreed. Many along the way have offered him a ride, given him money, paid for meals and “blessed me with words of encouragement.” He believes God will bless them for the kindness they've shown him.
Mills said is believing for a state-wide revival and he hopes his walk will motivate local churches to get out in their communities.
Mills said he hopes to complete his walk around the first of the year, depending on the weather. To celebrate the journey, he wants people to gather on the steps of the state Capitol in Frankfort. He would like 120 people, one from each county, to come with a shofar and blow them all at once.
For more information on Mill's journey, visit www.kyprayerwalk.com.