Friday, September 10, 2010

Walking contemplation

Artist: Gustave Caillebotte

You might like to pray while you're walking. Or, you might like to walk while you're praying. Either way, here's an approach that will help with both focus and awareness:

Walking uplifts the spirit. Breathe out the poisons of tension, stress, and worry; breathe in the power of God. Send forth little silent prayers of goodwill toward those you meet. Walk with a sense of being a part of a vast universe. Consider the thousands of miles of earth beneath your feet; think of the limitless expanse of space above your head. Walk in awe, wonder, and humility. Walk at all times of day. In the early morning when the world is just waking up. Late at night under the stars. Along a busy city street at noontime.

-- Wilferd A. Peterson


  1. Beautiful know there have been times when I felt I should take a walk (for exercise) but then felt guily because I could have been in prayer. This is a wonderful reminder to see God in the present moment.

  2. I'm really glad you liked it, Andie!

  3. I had knee surgery that did not go well and I am now not allowed to run or walk. I really miss it and actually have dreams about it. It was one of the places that I did some of my most fervent praying. I am hoping that knee replacement will allow me to resume walking in the future.


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