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

Stations of the Cross walk in West Seattle

Stations of the Cross template to be adapted for your community