one: prayer walking
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  I first went prayer walking as a youth worker in Taunton. A few of us went out once a week early in the morning to pray for the community. It is a good way of putting your concern for your environment into practice. We found that our sensitivity to people we might never have met became heightened and we noticed that God often led our prayers. I don't like getting up early, but that's partly the point.  

Chilton Trinity
Nr Bridgewater, UK

1: Get a local street map and divide your area into manageable walks that you can do over a period of time. It is important to actually be on the street of the people you are praying for rather than looking for a high vantage point and praying for the whole area impersonally.

2: Early in the morning is a good time, before people are up and about.

3: If you are going on your own, you may want to use a pilgrim's prayer (such as the Jesus Prayer) or repeat the Lord's Prayer as you walk around. If you are going in a small group, stop and pray for the people living and working within eyesight and then move on to the next viewpoint. You might decide on a prayer to repeat at each point, or ask God to lead your prayers. Try to listen before praying.


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