One of the ways that we can grow closer to God is through prayer. An opportunity to do this can come whenever we embark on what is called a prayer walk. By doing this activity we can combine a time of physical activity with the added bonus of talking with God. In the observation of our surroundings, whether indoors or outdoors, an individual can more fully engage themselves in their surroundings and see how God is at work and present in their communities. Connecting ourselves to the actual physical spaces where we live and work can aid in the connections of faith to everyday life. In the listening and intentional focusing of a prayer walk, we can more clearly see how God is at work around us.
During the month of February, the task of taking a prayer walk can help you grow in your relationship with God. If inclement weather is a concern, taking an indoor walk at a rec center or mall can also work. As you walk, think of a short Bible verse, a favorite saying, or a verse of a favorite song to center your walk. Here are some suggestions as you walk:
Pray with an open heart
Pray with Scripture
Talk to God about what you see around you
Be silent, and listen for the still small voice of the Holy Spirit
Living in God’s amazing grace,
Pastor Matthew Groenke