Distance: Your choice — Time: Your choice
January is often thought of as a month of new resolutions. A time of new beginnings. After the difficulty of 2020 we all hope and pray for a better 2021. This month we invite you, as you walk, to reflect on your hopes for the coming year: both personal, for our local community and beyond.
As you walk you might like to pray too for our church, our schools, our health workers, business owners and local residents: that they will know God’s blessing and love this year.
Jesus sent his disciples out in pairs and it can be good to have a companion to reflect on things together and, if you are comfortable in doing so, to pray quietly together or in silence along the way.
As you walk, take note of your surroundings as we pray for God’s blessing on our lives and our community, and seek to discern God’s heart for our church and the community in which we live.
Download this Prayer Walk Leaflet
The Prayer Walk 04.pdf download is for printing on A4 paper: single or double-sided. It’s also suitable for reading on mobile phones and tablets.
The Prayer Walk 04 (Booklet).pdf download is for printing on A4 paper double-sided. You can then fold it to make a little A5 booklet with the pages in the right order.
You can find previous Prayer Walks in our Resource Library
About the Prayer Walks
This walk is one in a series of Prayer Walks, for you to use by yourself, in pairs, or as a small group. (Please practise appropriate social distancing when walking with others!)
Each walk in the series has a theme and an opening prayer. It will start from church and follow a short route around the roads and footpaths of Haxby and Wigginton.
The routes may vary, but in each there will be opportunities to pause and pray if you would like to do so. There will be ideas for prayers, but you can of course make up your own.
Alternatively, you might like to just walk the route. Or perhaps make up your own route but make reference to the themes and Bible verses.
We hope that you will find these guides useful as we continue to seek and draw close to God in these uncertain times.