Prayer Walking In Maine

When visiting ~ I try to find a least one morning when I can take a relaxing walk and breathe in some Maine air ~ and pray.

1 (1)I love to walk and notice what is going on around me.

1 (2)I thought about the sand that lines both sides of the road ~ because we are not far from several ocean inlets. At home our roads are lined with rich, brown soil.

1aThe train goes by their house fairly often ~ sometimes several times a day. At home I never see a train (or tracks) on my two-mile walk.

1b (1)Nor do I see lobster traps in the countryside where I live.

1b (3)About the time I saw this osprey nest ~ a delightful sight to my eyes ~ I looked up and saw the occupant fly away from a nearby tree.

1b (2)

1c (1)The next series of pictures is a display of some of the beautiful things I saw on my walk ~ as I give you an idea of how I pray for myself ~ every day.

1c (2)The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with.  James 5:16 (The Message)

1c (3)Lord, I want my prayers to be something powerful to be reckoned with.

1c (4)I need your help today to stay focused on You.

1c (7)Empower me as I begin another day of active duty in spiritual warfare.

1c (6)Stay in my face – intrude in my life.

1c (10)Keep me from stupid sins, from thinking I can take over Your work.

1c (9)Because You are my shepherd – I have everything I need.

You WILL provide.

1c (8) Remind me that: Love is kind.

Love does not give up.

1c (5)If I want to embrace life and see this day fill up with good…

I must cultivate good.

I must run after peace for all I am worth.

1 Peter 3:10-2 (The Message)

1c (12)I love remembering that You are as close to me at the clothes I wear.

Romans 13:14 CEV

1c (11)I love setting my heart to serve you at the beginning of each day.

1c (13)I want to be a vessel of Your powerful Spirit

Part of the “bride of Christ”.

2 (1)Remind me to give up my own desires

to not plan my own rescue strategy

or our children’s rescue strategy

or our grandchildren’s rescue strategy.

I want to lay down my desires and let them go.

2 (2)I want to be a “Resurrection Person”

One who believes that hope rises from dead places

That impossible stones can be rolled away.

Amen.

6 thoughts on “Prayer Walking In Maine

  1. I am going to copy that prayer, Doris, and keep it where I can see it everyday, if it is okay with you. It is most definitely a prayer I need to be praying myself.

  2. Beautiful! And the phrase “I love remembering that You are as close to me as the clothes I wear” stood out to me this morning as I read it — oh what a promise!. Thank you for sharing.

  3. The Message really speaks to me, too — such straight-to-the-heart-of-the-matter language that always nails it! Your prayer and your photos are beautiful together!

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