The afternoon sun looks inviting
Here we go …uphill

With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,
β€” Ephesians 6:18 (NASB)

Well I bit the bullet as the saying goes, and went out on this sunny but very cold afternoon for a wee walk. It turned out to not be my brightest idea with much of the woodland paths covered in sheer ice. The result being that a walk that would normally take 40 minutes took double that time as I baby-stepped my way most of the way.

What have I done!!?😲 Baby steps here!

I always refer to walking as a perfect time for prayer, on this occasion it was mostly desperate petitions for preservation from hitting the deck. Yet it was beautiful with the winter sunshine and winter flocks of mixed passerines flitting from tree to tree twittering as they went. I even had a sighting of the white tail of a Roe deer prancing up the woodland edge next to the stubble field.

This beautiful memorial bench was a good place to stop for some reflection and prayer.

Even under these treacherous icy conditions I had plenty opportunity to commune with our Father. Particularly at the bench pictured here, to the memory of a father and grandfather. I think such memorials are appropiate and very touching, I find myself praying for the individual and their family who obviously miss them dearly. As well as imagining the individual walking these same woodland paths I am reminded of our mortality, and the glorious future that awaits me some day in Glory Land.

Thank you for reading my afternoon ramblings, now excuse me while I go hug my mug of coffee and paracetomols!

18 thoughts on “A Walk and a Few Prayers

  1. Oh, Alan, it was so lovely of you to share this walk with us all, and what superb photos. I had no idea you are so talented. I managed a short walk, too, but only round the icy streets of my little town. It’s very rare for us to have ice here, at sea-level. Like you, I had to walk very carefully. Take care, my brother, and please could you give my very best wishes to your wife? XXXXXX

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  2. Thank you for sharing and feeling part of your prayer walk. I’m relieved to learn that although longer you returned safely. I can sense God’s Presence in your images.

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  3. Dear Alan, I have a friend born in Scotland,
    I reblogged this and thank you sincerely. It will be a blessing to her I know. She has needs. Thank God for all His Callings and Gifts of Grace.

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  4. Alan, I thoroughly enjoyed your afternoon ramblings and the pictures you snapped along the way. Thank you for taking us on your prayer walk. Your first picture mirrors the tree lined fields that surround my childhood home and are my favorite places to venture for my morning walk with Adi. There is something about stepping into nature that just invites one to pray and enjoy time with our Creator. As the hymn goes, β€œI come to the garden alone while the dew is still on the roses, and the voice I hear falling on my ear the Son of God discloses. And He walks with me, and He talks with me, and He tells me I am his own. And the joy we share as we tarry there none other has ever known.”

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    1. Thank you Beth for your beautiful encouragement! Meeting Him in His Creation is undoubtedly the sweetest experience any child of God can have in my view. I really love that song too. God bless you richly sister.

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