Great Plains Daily Devotional for 4/2/2022

Today please be in prayer for

Sr Adult Ministries and Spring Hill UMC
Leawood: UM Church of the Resurrection
Kansas City District
Care Central Lead Director
Leawood: UM Church of the Resurrection
Kansas City District
Director of District Mission Outpost
Leawood: UM Church of the Resurrection
Kansas City District
Small Groups & Young Adult Associate Pastor
Leawood: UM Church of the Resurrection
Kansas City District

Today's Devotional

Nature Prayer Walk

There are many ways you can go on a nature prayer walk - choose one that works for you. As you begin your walk, say a prayer. Ask God to show you the unique and ordinary in creation. 

Quiet Walk - ask everyone to walk in silence, saying their own quiet prayer as they walk. 

Pray As You Go - Walk together, when you come to something that catches your eye, say a prayer. It could be as simple as "Thank you God for this thing" or "Thank you God for this thing because it reminds me of __ _ 

Finding Objects - Use the Prayer Walk Handout to pray for specific things upon finding objects in nature. For younger ones, collect leaves, sticks, and other nature objects by sticking them on a piece of tape around their wrist. Instant prayer bracelet! 

Can't go outside? Check out one of these virtual hikes in nature

Shouting Prayer! 
We often associate prayer with being quiet, but we can use our big voices too! You can Shout for Joy! You can Shout a Praise! You can Shout a Sadness.

You may want to use instruments like a tambourine or shakers or drum. Example: Thank you. God! I love you, God! 

You could shout a Psalm: "Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth" Psalm 98:4, NIV 
For more examples: https://buildfaith.org/a­prayer-you-must-try-the-shouting-prayer 
 

Nature Walk

 Bird: Pray for someone important to you



 Flower: Pray for those who care for others




        Evergreen Tree: Pray for Leaders



   Grass/Snow/Sand: Pray for Teachers


Leaves: Pray for your family



    Bug: Pray for whatever you choose!



What else can you find in nature?

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