Monday, May 11, 2009

Prayer walking

The past couple of months, I have gotten into the habit of taking a 30 minute walk around our neighborhood after dinner by myself-or at least most of the time. It has been helpful for me mentally to just be outdoors in the fresh air, as I'm usually inside most of the day. The time alone is a wonderful thing, too. But most importantly, I have been using this time to pray for others, which I love doing. I am able to have time to read my Bible each morning, but with so many little ones, I often find it difficult to have a quiet time in my day when I can pray, so having that 30 minutes is just priceless! It's also amazing the things that the Lord puts on my heart-maybe a new thought about something I'm struggling with or gently pointing out something I hadn't done well that day. I always come back feeling refreshed and renewed-spending time with the Lord always does that, doesn't it? My sweet husband even got me some stereo headphones for Mother's Day to use when I'm walking (isn't he sweet?) -he knows I love listening to the Christian radio station here. It will be nice background music and also just a great way to praise God while I'm out there. So as long as the weather cooperates, I'll keep walking!


  1. What a great idea! I'll have to try this.

  2. Sounds awesome! Well, if God brings us to your mind while you're walking (or any time), please remember to pray for us. Jayla and I have to go to court next Monday for the first hearing. I feel good about it, I just wish it could be avoided.

    I think I will try to do some prayer walking myself! What a great idea!

  3. I am planning on doing just this, starting this week! It's nice having big kids to watch the littles so we can enjoy 30 minutes of prayer time! I am like you...I can get the Bible reading done, but the praying is much harder. I use my bubble bath time for that, but with a tiny one in the house, that doesn't always work out well, either!