Nature Prayer WalkThere 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.
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 WalkBird: 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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