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Getting Real: Prayer Walks

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In our Getting Real sermon series, we’re looking at how spiritual practices serve as tools for heart change and authenticity before God.

To help make this more practical, each week a Woodland staff member will share about a spiritual practice that has been meaningful to them as well as tips for how you might try it out. 

Prayer Walks

“I believe the most adequate description of prayer is simply, ‘Talking to God about what we are doing together.’ That immediately focuses the activity where we are, but at the same time drives the egotism out of it. Requests will naturally be made in the course of this conversational walk. Prayer is a matter of explicitly sharing with God my concerns about what he too is concerned about in my life. And, of course, he is concerned about my concerns and, in particular, that my concerns should coincide with his. This is our walk together. Out of it, I pray.” –Dallas Willard

When we walk with God, we desire to align ourselves with him. This practice helps us to gain a Kingdom perspective and intercede on behalf of others.

Here are some tips you can try during your prayer walk:

  • Be intentional when scheduling your walk. Choose a time when you will not feel hurried. Prayer walks should be peaceful and deliberate.
  • Take time to be quiet and listen for God’s voice.
  • You don’t have to do it alone. Feel free to invite others to join you.
  • Imagine Jesus walking beside you.

Let us know in the comments if you have any other tips to share, or if you have questions!

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