The walking prayer is a discipline designed to get participants in touch with God through the natural world. As Job 12:7-10 tells us: “But ask the animals, and they will teach you; the birds of the air, and they will tell you; ask the plants of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of every human being." It is a way to reconnect with God, feed our spirits, let the troubles of the day drop away, and soften our hearts as we take time to revel in God's handiwork. This location is perfect for the purpose as being still rewards the observer with an increasingly large array of wildlife as one watches.
The paths through the park are mostly level. Some are paved and others dirt, but none are truly difficult for hiking. There are plenty of places to sit along the way and observe the world around us.
Join us and encounter God in the natural world.
To see how the walking prayer went, see the follow up post at: https://lansdownebaptistchurch.blogspot.com/2016/09/walking-prayer-held-at-john-heinz.html