Sunday Vibes || Prayer Walks

Happy Sunday Friends! Welcome to another episode of Sunday Vibes, glad to have you here. Just in case you are new to Sunday vibes on the blog, please click this link Sunday Vibes to know what it's all about.

Today I will be sharing on something that has really helped me on my faith journey for quite a long time now. Was so glad in my spirit when I watched the Vlog of a friend of mine on YouTube two weeks ago Temitoria and she made mention of the same thing and how it has really helped her too.

So some of you may ask, what is Prayer walks? Prayer walks is another term for Prayer walking, which is the practice of praying on a location or simply the act of praying while you take a walk down a certain path. It also involves a form of intercessory prayer while walking down the road or place where we expect God to bring forth answers. Prayer walking is usually done as a low-profile thing: Individual, friends, family or in between a group of people with similar interest and passion strolling through their own neighborhoods, schools and work places, praying as they go.

I started prayer walking as a normal part of my daily life and back then in school, I didn't even know what it was called. I just knew that sometimes, I could be on my way to the lecture room or coming back from class and I would find myself just praying and pouring my heart to God on the road. As time went on, especially when I find myself in a busy or tight work schedule and it's not so easy getting down on my knees in order to commune with God, all I do is just Prayer walk on my way out, Prayer walk while I wait for a cab/taxi, Prayer walk while I move around the office, Prayer walk while I meet with other people, Prayer walk while I go shopping, Prayer walk in tongue etc. 

And some of you may ask, is it scriptural or is it in line with God's word? Well while there is no biblical justification or commandment from God for us to Prayer walk, 1 Thessalonians 5:17 says it all "Pray without ceasing" and since walking is what we do daily, therefore anything that prompts us to pray regardless of the time, place, or position is definitely in line with what the bible meant by praying without ceasing. I can also relate it to when the Children of Israel were being led by Moses out of Egypt, I believe some of them prayed as they walked on to the Promised land aside those who murmured or complained. And in Joshua 6, God directed the Israelite's to march around the city of Jericho, their obedience brought down the walls of that city. It's all about being guided or led by God.

So how do I Prayer walk? Prayer walking isn't that hard but here are few tips to help you get started:

-Pray with a partner or Form a team of like minds
-Choose a territory
-Be led by God's spirit and God's word
-Invite the Spirit of God to accompany you, guiding your steps and your words
-Express God’s thoughts in your own words as you walk
-Prayer walk with a purpose
-Carry Scriptures with you. Choose a particular verse or theme. Use note cards or a small Bible.
-Don't make a scene, pray quietly
-Pray for the present needs of people that you see and places that you walk through
-Write down the prayers, people, and places that is most important to you

And just incase someone saw you or asks you, what are you doing? Don't feel it's a shameful or embarrassing thing, feel free to express yourself, don't shut the person out. You can simply tell them, 'I/We are praying for God's blessing around here, is there any specific thing you might want us to pray with you for? And if they say yes, simply pray with them and carry on.

Prayer walk has deeply helped me in my faith journey, it has strengthened my relationship and communication with God because I now find it so easy to talk to Him any day, anytime, anywhere and of course with the help of the Holy Spirit. It could be helpful for you as well especially for busy people who complain they don't have enough time to spend with God, this can be a path to start with on strengthening your prayer life. It will build your faith as you see God working for you, It will increase the amount of intercessory prayer for those around you, It is also an excellent physical exercise good for your body.

So share with me, do you find this idea helping you on your faith journey? or have you prayer walked before? or you don't agree with what is being said? Let me know in the comment box below.

Thanks for reading! God bless you:)

xx-Naomi Destiny 

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