A WALK IN THE PARK
How to Prayer walk
Find a place where you can walk and focus. Whether that’s a local park, a busy city street, or your own backyard, find a place where you can walk focused and undisturbed.
As you begin to walk through the park allow your heart to intentionally engage with Holy Spirit. Remember He loves you and desires to have a personal relationship with you.
Use the word PARK as an acronym to keep you focused on your prayer time with Holy Spirit.
P: Praise God
Start your walk by praising God. Notice your surroundings and all God has created, trees, birds, sky, clouds, etc. Begin to praise Him for all His creation. Bask in the beauty He has created for your enjoyment. Now, thank Him for His greatest creation. You. Spend a few minutes simply praising the God of the Universe. He is worthy to be praised. Don’t rush this time of PRAISE. Just enjoy your time with the Father. Look to the Heavens and out loud thank Him for all He has done in your life.
Your talent, your breath, your capacity to love all come from the Father above. Praise Him for He is good.
A: Ask for His Presence
As you continue to walk, begin to invite the Holy Spirit to envelope you with His presence. I like to have worship music playing on my phone as I walk. I love to sing out loud and just take in His presence. One of my favorite songs to sing as I move into His presence is “Holy Spirit” by Brian and Katie Torwalt. I love the way Kim Walker Smith leads us into the “Throne Room of God” as she sings this song (see addendum for words.) Be assured the Holy Spirit will come when you ask. Begin to thank Him for His presence as you walk together.
R: Receive His Love
Now it is time to simply receive His love. Holy Spirit loves the things you love, because He loves you. Love is a gift from the Father given to all of His children, but remember a gift must first be received to be fully appreciated. God wants you to receive His love for you. As you continue your walk, embrace His Love. Often as I am walking and singing I simply wrap my arms around myself and thank Holy Spirit for the hug. I also love to skip, laugh, and dance through the park. When Holy Spirit fills you up you can’t help but rejoice.
K: Knock on the Door of Heaven
This is the time in my prayer walk that I begin to knock on Heaven’s door. After I have spent time allowing my spirit to connect with the Holy Spirit, (and not before) I am then ready to petition Heaven with my request. I begin to intercede for my children, my marriage, my ministry, my heath, my home, my extended family, my dreams, my goals, and my future. This is a very intimate time with Holy Spirit. This is when He begins to speak to my heart and prompt me with things I need to hear.
This exercise takes time and discipline. I have found that God does not begin to speak until I am done talking. I must be willing to continue my prayer walk patiently waiting as Holy Spirit prepares my heart for His reply