Neighborhood Prayer Walking

Walking your neighborhood prayerfully can help you truly discover the stories and the sacred spaces.  While intercession for your place is certainly valuable, I believe that being able to see your space as God sees it to be even more valuable.  Whenever I explore a neighborhood I consider these 5 spaces:

  • Civic  – schools, government, places of conflict, stories of neighborhood
  • Community – third places, coffee shops, breweries, pubs, fitness
  • Creation – natural spaces, restored or reclaimed spaces
  • Cultural – galleries, studios, music venues
  • Christ centered – restorative ministries, churches

Then I may create an elaborate walking route or simple meditations for along the way

Some examples of recent neighborhood walks:

Belltown neighborhood

Belltown to South Lake Union

Stations of the Cross walk in South Lake Union neighborhood