Ketchikan, Alaska

When was the last time you took a prayer walk? It has been awhile for me.

Ketchikan is a delightful place nestled in southeastern Alaska. I’m told it rains 212 inches per year. That’s only about 17.6 feet of water every year. California would love to have some of that.

At NBC Camps we talk about gratitude, kindness and honoring others; especially family members. We talk about how oxygen and encouragement are similar. We need both to thrive.

On my prayer walk, I reflected on the people in my sphere of influence who need encouragement.

Prayer is encouragement. Prayer is oxygen.  

Through prayer we can can pray and bring oxygen and encouragement to others around the world.

My wife Susie and I have a theme verse for our lives:

“Now glory be to God, who by his mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of—infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes. “

The fact is, a sunny day in Ketchikan made it all the more a glorious prayer walk, if you haven’t had a prayer walk in awhile, take one, you’ll find yourself refreshed, rejuvenated and joyful.