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2/13/10 5:58 P

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That's completely awesome..Thanks for the info!! I would try that..I see it as a drive to continue moving forward..Blessings!! =)

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Since making yoga part of my daily workout, every time I supposed to say Namaste with hands folded I say thank You Lord! Prayer while walking is essential!

Blessings to all!

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12/9/09 3:39 P

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Walking is my time with God. I listen to music and I pray.

"Be not afraid of going slowly, only of standing still"


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12/1/09 6:02 P

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Sometimes it's easier to pray while i'm walking.

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I pray while I walk.

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8/9/09 1:30 A

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I walk every morning with my husband a a local park in our town, and we prayed for the people that we meet walking. The park is next to an elementary school, we pray for the teachers and student, parents, and when we finish praying we had walk 45-50 minutes every day,
Great get out walk and pray.
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I'm with you on this wonderful idea of interceding for our neighborhoods. Don't they all need it? I have often prayed for the empty house next to me. Now there are so many more in the neighborhood. I really need to get walking. Shirley

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5/18/09 7:27 A

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I have started including prayer walking once a week. I love the way it makes me feel. I am praying for others as well as my family, it is a soul lifting act that helps you feel energized.

Faith, Hope, and Love and the greatest of these I love!!!! God is a mighty sword, carry Him always and follow his word!!!


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5/11/09 5:58 P

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I like the idea of prayer walking, and sometimes try to spend my walk to work praying - although I find it ever so hard to stay focused on praying when I'm walking. What I find easier is to listen to the Bible being read out loud on my iPod.

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The weather is so nice outside today it is a nice day to walk, run, or just play...Please pray for our boys and girls in the service...

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ALMAGGIE's Photo ALMAGGIE Posts: 3,795
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Are we ready to walk today...

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I love the idea of this, I too will try the Prayer Walk, with todays society many or in need of prayer and what a great way to accomplish it!!!

Faith, Hope, and Love and the greatest of these I love!!!! God is a mighty sword, carry Him always and follow his word!!!


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ALMAGGIE's Photo ALMAGGIE Posts: 3,795
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You are so right and most of us does need to pray more...I know I need to be more thankful for what the lord has done for me.

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I pray every time I walk with my puppy or by myself. Today I was by myself and I was praying. It is a good thing to relieve stress and a chance to talk to God.

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May God walk with all of us on this wonderful Thanksgiving day....

Happy Thanksgiving everyone

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11/26/08 11:48 P

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I've never heard of prayer walking, but what a wonderful idea. I will do that.



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What a wonderful idea....I will sure be glad to give it a try.....Maggie

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9/13/08 8:00 A

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I have often told my friends at work if they see me talking while I am at lunch walking..I am not loosing it..I am praying and talking with GOD. Love this!!!

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7/25/08 8:32 P

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I've never heard of prayer walking but it sounds real good to me.

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I have done it and believe you me it works for me so i hope everyone will do it while walking nothing but positive has come from it.

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Prayer Walking? What a wonderful idea! Who better to talk to when out walking? I will definitely do this in future starting from today.
Thank you for sharing this.
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Now that I'm soon to be going back to work and am able to do some walking I'm taking myself out to the stores & malls for the area within a place with A/C. WooHoo!!! I'm finally able to to begin to make tracks. As soon as I become more confident I do plan on taking this prayer walk to the streets and test it out for myself.

I've been studying and have become apart of this lovely church since I've been out of work. Maybe God granted me this time for this purpose. Who knows, I am a spiritual person and it will be good to have someone close to talk to on my walks.

Without change there is no growth & BOY! Do I need to change!


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I agree it really is very spiritual for me also.

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Prayerwalking is a great idea that I have heard of before and I find I talk with God a lot when I am just walking for the exercise and not on my way somewhere.

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James chapter 5 verse 16 "The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power."

what is righteousnes? Being right with God.

We are to pray without ceasing in our daily lives and that includes praying for others! *smile* now may the God of the Bible bless you all and give you his peace and His joy!


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I will start to when I do start walking!
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I will begin prayer walking today.

PEACE, LOVE AND ABUNDANCE ALWAYS,
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That seems correct. I use to figure things out when I'd be out on my long walks and fall into a meditative state.

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Beginning Jan. 7th I will begin Prayer Walking
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the concept!!

In Africa I walked an hr. early morning and an hr. early evening with our guard dogs .. My goal is to start taking 'baby steps' to implement that same program again after the first of the yr. I will pray for my neighbors as I pass their homes & love the fellowship with the Lord ..

I'm wondering, can this be done while listening to music on my IPOD as this is what motivates me to walk. I LOVE music!

THANK YOU FOR SHARING IT!!!!!

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Expressions of Gratitude & Love Meditation

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I have heard of prayer walking before! I think I will try it too!!!

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maybe me too i will.

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sounds interesting... I think I'll try it!......Ray

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Prayer Walking is prayer that is targeted for the place you are walking. If you have a hard time just sitting still in a room praying over a list of people or needs, you might be a good candidate. In my estimation it can be a lot more interesting to actually see what you are praying for rather than sitting at home with your eyes closed imagining it. Actually seeing your prayer target can also inspire you with the right way to pray so that your prayer will be the most effective.

BEGINNING PRAYER WALKING - Ready, Set, Walk!
I guess I come by Prayer Walking naturally because walking is the only exercise I truly enjoy. When I'm out in the neighborhood I'm such a nosey walker; I'm always straining to see through windows. Evening walking is best when people don't pull drapes closed because the inside light allows a better view from the sidewalk. I love to study architecture and evaluate landscaping and remodel in my mind as I walk past each house. I also like to play a little game where I guess the floor plan of the house based on the exterior structure.
Over fifteen years ago I had a power walking routine in my close by neighborhood. I was doing it for exercise but to kill two birds with one stone I also did my daily prayer as I walked. It was very early morning so no one was out and I prayed out loud. Sometimes as I walked by a house I would pray for the people inside. Sometimes I'd pray blessings on a whole block of houses as I whisked by. Similar to the floor plan guessing game I would often wonder which houses were having marital problems or financial difficulties. Who was happy, who was on the verge of divorce?

WHAT IS PRAYER WALKING?
A prayer walker was born. Little did I know what interesting and unusual experiences were ahead, especially when I organized and led Prayer Walking teams for a church quite a few years later. Basically, Prayer Walking is prayer that is targeted for the place you are walking. If you have a hard time just sitting still in a room praying over a list of people or needs, you might be a good candidate. In my estimation it can be a lot more interesting to actually see what you are praying for rather than sitting at home with your eyes closed imagining it. Actually seeing your prayer target can also inspire you with the right way to pray so that your prayer will be the most effective.

INTERCESSORY PRAYER
Prayer Walking falls under a category of prayer called Intercession. Intercession is praying on behalf of others; bringing their needs before the Lord as if they were your own. A wonderful example of Intercessory Prayer in the Bible is when Abraham negotiated with God over Sodom and Gomorrah. The Lord revealed to Abraham that he was about to destroy these two great cities for their grave wickedness. Abraham interceded for them and got the Lord to agree that if there could be found as few as ten righteous people in the city of Sodom he would spare both Sodom and Gomorrah. (Genesis 18:16-33) If you don't know how this story turns out read both chapter 18 and 19 in Genesis.

PRAYER WALKING IS TARGETED PRAYER
I said earlier that prayer walking is targeted prayer so the first thing you need to say to yourself if you feel interested is; what is my purpose? Exactly what do I want to see accomplished? This covers the "why" of prayer walking. Secondly, where do I prayer walk? Another consideration: who do you do this with; is this alone or with others? And then there is the actual procedure for the walk; the "how" of prayer walking. These issues will be enough to get us started.

PRAY WALKING PURPOSE
Perhaps you have been sensing an increased burden for those around you. Maybe you see signs in your neighborhood that are troublesome such as obscene graffiti or a house that seems to produce a lot of screaming or children that appear uncared for. Or maybe your neighborhood is picture perfect by all appearances but you happen to know firsthand the anguish and misery that lies behind closed doors. Maybe you know nothing about your neighborhood except that there are no other Christians; you are pretty much alone.
Consider this purpose: you are to bring light to the darkness. Jesus said in Matthew 5:14-16: "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven." If you desire to be light to the darkness around you, you have set yourself a good goal. Your prayers can penetrate the dark places around you. You can effect change in your own neighborhood. Now check your heart before you continue. Do you feel judgmental, critical, better than those "horrible sinners" whom you intend to target with your prayers? Be honest with God about your motives; he knows them anyhow. If you feel judgmental, read again the story of Abraham interceding for Sodom and Gomorrah. Ask God to give you a heart like Abraham had when he prayed for the Lord to pour out mercy on the cities and spare them judgment. Abraham had a humble heart when he prayed and our prayers will be effective if we have the same kind of heart.


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