Who are the Picking-Up Prayer Group?
We are monthly prayer walking group who collect litter as we pray for the local community. Each month, on the second Saturday (9:30am to 10:30am), we meet up for an hour to go around the village collecting litter and pray for groups in the community (e.g. we might pray for the library and their users when we pass by). It is our hope that we can be a blessing to Earls Barton both through our effort to tackle litter in the village and our prayers for those living here.
Everyone is welcome to join us on our litter-picking prayer walk. There is no commitment to attend every month, just join in if and when you can. After the walk there is an option to get a free hot drink from the Fairtrade Cafe in the Church Hall. For more information please contact the Vicar.
What is Prayer Walking?
Prayer walking is the practice of praying 'on location'. It is a type of intercessory prayer (prayer for others) that involves walking to or near a particular place while praying. On our walks we also litter pick. One method of prayer-walking, which you may wish to use, and which is talked about in the book, 'Picking-Up Prayers', involves using the litter you pick up as an inspiration for your prayers. For example: you may pick up a leaflet about the library which might inspire you to pray for library activities and library users.
How do I pray during the walk?
There is no right or wrong way of prayer walking and we have no expectations on people. Some walkers will feel more comfortable praying in silence, while others may want to pray aloud. We encourage our walkers to pray in a way which they find comfortable. The best way to find out is to come along and join us for a morning; we would love to hear your feedback after the walk.
For more information please contact the Vicar.