Personal Prayer Walks

Personal Prayer Walk

This type of prayer walk is used when a person needs to “get away” from life’s distractions and concentrate on God.  Perhaps a person finds that when he/she makes time to sit and pray, there is never much fruit from it.  Perhaps the person thinks/concentrates better while moving.  We are all unique individuals and what works for one, does not necessarily work for another.  Another reason for a personal prayer walk may be to notice what God is doing in our lives through the things around us—nature, community, and inspiration.

How to do a Personal Prayer Walk.  Choose a safe, well-lit area to walk in.  It does not have to be far. Find a place where you feel comfortable and safe.  Open the prayer in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Then begin with Praise.  Praise God for a few minutes.  You can also choose certain Scriptures to help you get started—perhaps the Sunday readings or just one Scripture that you would like to ponder.  Use this time to focus on God and try to listen to what God may be saying to you at this moment.  Use the gift of discernment. Pray for protection and blessing. Close with Praise and Thanksgiving.

Time Commitment:  The time commitment needed for Personal Prayer Walks is really up to you.  It is recommended that you begin with a five-minute walk and work up to 30 minutes. Do not try to go over thirty minutes in your prayer walk.  Remember this is supposed to be a conversation with God.  This can be done daily or weekly.

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