The Psalms of Ascent (Psalms 120 - 134) have been used for generations to aid God's people in worship and prayer whilst walking.
As you prepare for your walk this afternoon, ask God what it is he wants you to pray for Milton Keynes or your local area. Ask him to help you to see with compassionate eyes. On a practical level why not think about key landmarks you can pass on your walk - schools, shops and businesses, sports and leisure facilities, services such as doctors' surgeries and dentists, and, of course, family homes.
As you walk, you might find it helpful to pause and read one of Psalms 120 to 134. These were sung when the Israelites travelled to Jerusalem and likely whilst ascending Mount Zion.
Examples of things you might want to pray for are:
► Family dynamics
► Racial justice
► Social justice
► Salvation in our city!
As you walk, ask God to reveal things to you. Be open to the leading of the Holy Spirit. What is he saying to you about your neighbourhood and its needs?
Prayer walking can feel really strange, but just pray out loud as if you're talking to the person with you. If you're on your own, maybe pray in your head as you walk but if you see something or someone you want to pray for more specifically just stop and say a few words out loud - it may feel strange but God will use it!
Alternatives to a walk
If you can’t leave the house, maybe sit by your window and pray for your neighbourhood. If a bike ride is more your thing, go for a prayer cycle.
We would love to know what God did during your afternoon, so we can celebrate together and encourage one another! Once you’re back from your walk, get onto our facebook group and share your story.
Who or what did you pray for?
Did you hear God speaking? What did He say?
Did you get an opportunity to talk to anyone?
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