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“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” (John 1:4 ESV)

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Prayer Walk

 by Macy Johnson


“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves

and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways,

then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

(2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV)

 

Most mornings you’ll find me on my Prayer Walk, one of God’s gifts. For some time a GPS tracker visually proved my route. One morning I looked at the display with squiggly red lines and noticed that it strangely resembled Pi. What does that mean?

 

According to Wikipedia: The number π (Pi) is a mathematical constant, is defined as the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, and appears in many formulas in all areas of mathematics and physics. It is approximately equal to 3.14159. 

 

As a fan of Mark Batterson’s book, The Circle Maker, I sought to compare his prayer circles to my prayer walk. My Pi walk is a circle of sorts (the ratio of a circle’s circumference), and approximately equal to 3 – the Trinity!

 

My walk has a deeper meaning than a mathematical term. Climbing up our driveway’s steep hill, I say good-morning to all the insects scurrying across the pavement at my feet. I reach out and touch the overhanging branches of the Beautyberry bush and welcome them to the beautiful day. On the main road I pass by neighbors’ homes and ask the Lord to bless their efforts in His kingdom today.

 

With the laps concluded, I navigate down the steep driveway, continue on the paved path to the end of our dock where I say good-morning to fish swimming nearby. My Prayer Walk concludes with giving my heavenly Father’s gift back to Him.

 

I will humble myself and commune with God on all walks today. I hope you will, too!

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