Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Anoka Awakening

This is tracking the history of events leading up to the Anoka Awakening.


I am certain that there is more than one group of people that have been praying for the City of Anoka for quite some time. I have heard reports of a group that has been praying for thirty years or better. I have found a group that prays on Wednesday mornings, 8:30 - 9:30 AM. Contact me if you are interested in joining that prayer group. Following is more information on events in Anoka.


John Schaenzer

God has laid the City of Anoka and its 17,000+ residents on my heart. I began praying in earnest for the city on September 7, 2015,seeking God concerning what He was asking of me. I asked Him to plug me in wherever he wanted me to be and connect me to those with whom He wanted me to be established. 

I had been praying the chorus from the song Oceans (Where Feet May Fail), by Hillsong United, as I have been seeking a closer walk with God.

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders, let me walk upon the waters wherever You would call me. Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander, and my faith will be made stronger, in the presence of my Saviour.


I personally encircled the city on an 18 mile prayer walk that I believe was ordained of God. You can check out the process of the 17 day adventure of prayer and fasting leading up to the walk that took place on day 17. There is also an article concerning the walk itself and what took place there. Click the following link to read further.

Anoka Prayer Walk


Anoka Prayer Team

This is a group of men and women who are currently gathering together on Thursday afternoons in worship and prayer for the City of Anoka leading up to an open air worship time on October 17. This is another chapter of the Anoka Awakening.


Weekly Praise, prayer and prayer walk gatherings on Thursdays beginning September 24, 1:00 - 4:00 PM.

More Info: Anoka Prayer Team



Saturday, October 17, 2015, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Akin Riverside Park, Downtown Anoka

More Info: Anoka Awakening 2015 Event

This event is new this year in place of the annual prayer and prayer walk event.