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How to Make a Prayer Walk (in 4 Easy Steps!)



Lately I've felt overwhelmed with all the things I have going on. I try to pray about all of it, but that can be a daunting task - especially when I commit to doing an in-depth study of Leviticus during my hour-long time with God. So last night I set Leviticus aside and created a mini prayer walk to talk with God about everything on my heart. It was super simple but so incredibly good for my soul. It's not very often that we get to spend focused time in prayer with God, and this "prayer walk" is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with the Lord in the middle of the craziness.


I believe that this prayer walk will be so good for you too. Whether you're struggling to connect with God or simply wanting to spice up your Bible study, this is the perfect way for you to spend your Bible study or an extra 30 minutes of your day. If you need something to deepen your relationships, do this with friends and come before God together! Or, if you're just looking for rest in a busy season, then this prayer walk might just bring you some of that rest you're craving.

1. Gather supplies

This little prayer walk does not require many supplies, I promise you! All you need is a few sticky notes, a pen, and your Bible. I also recommend that you have a blanket or pillow to get comfortable, but that's not necessary if you don't want it. If one of your "stations" is to take notes on a certain part of Scripture, then you clearly need the supplies for that as well.


You can go as simple or as elaborate as you want with this! If you wanted to go all out, you could set the tone with candles, a diffuser, and/or mood lighting, but this isn't necessary. It's all about what will help you get into prayer and be excited about talking with God. If going outside gets you excited, then set up your prayer walk there! If there's a cozy spot in your house you love, set it up there! It's less about the location and "stuff" and more about getting your heart ready to meet with the Lord.


2. Decide on what you're praying about

You don't need many "stations", or things to pray about, but it's all up to your preference and what you want to pray about. I had a total of five; school, cross country, the blog, taking notes on Psalms 37, and worship. There were definitely more things I wanted to pray about, and there are endless things that we probably should be talking to God about. Here are just a few more ideas:

  • family and friends

  • a job opportunity or your current work situation

  • a sin you're struggling with

  • a relationship you need guidance on (romantic or otherwise)

  • the government/politics

  • covid/other illnesses

  • doctors and nurses

  • pastors

This is where the sticky notes come in. Whenever you choose what you want to talk to God about, write each one on its own sticky note.


3. Set it up

To set up this prayer walk, all you need to do is place the sticky notes around the room! It doesn't need to be in any particular order, just put them on the wall sporadically around the room. The idea is that you spread them so that at each station, you get a completely new spot to pray. This is super helpful to stay focused when you're praying because it keeps it interesting and engaging!


Wherever you decide to hold this prayer walk, keep in mind the other people in the area. If you're doing this alone, you probably want it to be quiet and uninterrupted, so don't choose a spot that's loud or often in use.


4. Start praying!

Pick a spot in your room to begin, and then start praying! Try not to focus on how long you're at each station, but just be intentional about focusing on your conversation with God. Just talk to God about your thoughts, feelings, or struggles regarding each of the topics on the sticky notes, and then lay them all down before Him.


Move at your own pace, and don't feel pressure to pray in a certain way. This is between you and the Lord, and it's meant to be a way to reconnect with Him. Don't forget to leave space to be still and listen to God as well; your relationship with Him should be a two way street.


When I did my prayer walk, I prayed sitting down/on my knees. This helped me be comfortable, but most importantly, put me in an attitude of prayer. As you go about praying, be aware of what you need to do to be focused and ready to pray. Stand, sit, lay down, grab a blanket, have music playing, pray out loud - whatever works for you!


It's also important to note that I did not have my phone with my while I completed this prayer walk. I put it on Do Not Disturb and put it away so that I wouldn't be distracted while I was being with God. Think about it: if you're spending quality time with your best friend, you won't be on your phone the whole time! Don't do that with God; stay focused and in the moment, and I guarantee it will be sooooo much more fulfilling.

 

I absolutely loved doing this mini prayer walk in my room! It is my prayer that you were able to draw near the Lord as you did this prayer walk as well and enjoy a little bit of rest with Christ. If you did enjoy this post, it would mean the world to me if you would comment down below to let me know! Or, if you have any prayer requests, drop them below as well and I will be sure to pray for you.

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