Sunday, 25 May 2014

We’re Going On A Prayer Walk*

We're going on a Prayer Hunt  Walk

[for the new Lubbesthorpe Development]

We're going to pray some BIG prayers

masterplan – and walk round the site, which is currently fields and farmland adjacent to the M1.

The walk was on Thursday

What a beautiful day!

We're not scared


IMG_1972We met up under Bob’s big flag in the Motorway Services Car Park]

Paul, Vic, David, Bob and Ang

Lots of people sent their apologies [sorry about that]

As we left the car park and moved onto the footpath crossing the field, the rain started

rain motorway

Uh-uh! Rain!
Heavy, driving rain!
We can't go over it.
We can't go under it.

Oh no! We've got to go through it! Wet! Wet! Wet!

IMG_1975Uh-uh! Grass!Long wavy wet grass.

We can't go over it.

We can't go under it.

Oh no! We've got to go through it!

Swishy swashy! Swishy swashy! Swishy swashy!

IMG_1973We're going on a Prayer Walk.
We're going to pray some big prayers.
What a horrid wet rainy day - we're getting wet

IMG_1977Uh-uh! A puddle!
A deep cold puddle.
We can't go over it.
We can't go under it.
Oh no!
We've got to go through it!

Splash splosh! Splash splosh! Splash splosh!

IMG_1976Uh-uh! Mud!
Thick oozy mud.
We can't go over it.
We can't go under it.
Oh no!
We've got to go through it!

Squelch squerch! Squelch squerch! Squelch squerch!

IMG_1974Uh-uh! A cow! A big curious cow

We can't go over her.
We can't go under her.
Oh no!
We've got to go round her!
Moo! Moo! Moo!


Now we’re back in Starbucks, drinking our hot chocolate, eating Rocky Road Cake

Slurp, munch! Slurp, munch! Slurp, munch!

Our clothes and boots are soaked through

Drip! Drip! Drip!

It was a great afternoon, albeit a very damp one [but Baptists can cope with excesses of water] I picked up a stone to bring homeIMG_1982 and remind me to keep on praying. We were praying “on-site with insight” that God will bless the new community which will be built here on our doorstep, and help us to Be The Light for Him and welcome our new neighbours.

Thank you Val for planning our route, Paul for navigating and Bob for organising this event – and Vic and David for supporting. Next time, we hope we will do the Prayer Walk in dry weather. Please join us!

[*with thanks and apologies to Michael Rosen]


  1. Loved your version of the Bear Hunt.

  2. I loved reading this blog . Well done Angie.

  3. A fabulous idea. The new community is very blessed to have you all 'looking out' for them.
    Jane x

  4. You poor souls contending with a biblical min-flood. Well done to you for completing it and getting to your well deserved sweet treat.

    I am loving the idea of writing on the stone and simultaneously kicking myself for never having thought of this. I used to pick up stones and shells years ago but stopped as a I rarely recalled their provenance. Thanks for the idea.

  5. Glad it went well - sorry I couldn't be there.

  6. Loved this version of going on a bear hunt


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