Prayer Walking

One morning at Summer School we were encouraged to read Joel 2 and to reflect upon it. I found myself stuck on verse 17, “between the vestibule and the altar let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep.” Was that really for me? And what was I to do about it. I walked out of the grounds and across the road was a redundant building, it had been a school but looked like a church and I knew I was being encouraged to pray in a systematic regular way for our churches. Not something I’m very good at doing! – so I need a diaried structure.

Also on my mind was the general lack of enthusiam to make the Prayer Walk idea viable, but we have talked about doing something in September around our three churches and it would be good to do that together. But as I pondered the command to weep, I knew I was being encouraged to walk and pray mainly on my own. Hence, I shall spend Monday mornings walking from Wyken to home, spending time at each church praying for our life together and seeking God’s guidance for our future. If anyone would like to join me at some point, I’m sure that is OK and once I have a sence of the timings I will let you know where I should be when.

Let me leave you with part of prayer by Sue McCoan in the 2010 Prayer Handbook.
When life is good and purpose drives our steps – We praise you.
When we are sure of your steadfast, saving love- We praise you.
When doubts and questions seem to cloud faith – We praise you.
When our courage fails and our way is unclear – We praise you.

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