Expand Your Prayer Life

Day 2 of 5 • This day’s reading


Take a Prayer Walk

During His ministry on earth, Jesus instructed us to “go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father.” Jesus cares about what motivates us to pray. He does not want our motivation to be the possibility that others will praise us for how "spiritual" we are. But His instruction also has a practical element. In Jesus' day, being outside was the norm. Familiar faces and constant activity surrounded everyone. In today's world, we spend a lot more time indoors, often tied to technology. Getting outside can be an escape from the distractions of life. Debbie McGoldrick explains how prayer walking enables her to have rich times with God.

Listen to Debbie

Have you ever tried going on a prayer walk? When you do, try leaving your phone and other distractions at home. And if you need ideas for what to talk with God about, follow Debbie's example. Pray for your neighbors. Look for clues on what to pray based on what you see and hear. Bring a friend with you. As you enjoy intimate time with God, you and your friend will also be a blessing to your neighbors.