Adventures in Prayer – Take a Hike!

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The Gospels often mention Jesus going somewhere to pray – into the hills, out in the wilderness, to an olive grove and on a mountain).

What a great idea: go on a prayer hike, prayer jog, prayer walk, prayer bike ride, etc.

I enjoy jogging a trail that runs from my neighborhood in Maple Valley out to the “wilderness” of Black Diamond. It takes about 2 hours round trip. I have some of my best conversations with God along the way!

Go on adventures in prayer. Get alone with God. Pour out your heart to Him. Ask Him to speak to you. Listen.

Take a hike with God!

“After sending them home, he went up into the hills by himself to pray. Night fell while he was there alone.” (Matthew 14.23)

“Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place to pray.” (Mark 1.35)

“After telling everyone good-bye, he went up into the hills by himself to pray.” (Mark 6.46)

“They went to the olive grove called Gethsemane, and Jesus said, “Sit here while I go and pray.’” (Mark 14.32)

“But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer.” (Luke 5.16)

“Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, and he prayed to God all night.” (Luke 6.12)

“One day Jesus left the crowds to pray alone.” (Luke 9.18)

“Jesus took Peter, John, and James up on a mountain to pray.” (Luke 9.28)

“Jesus left the upstairs room and went as usual to the Mount of Olives.” (Luke 22.39)

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