I am incredibly blessed and honored to announce that because of your support we have now launched a website for Prayer Pilgrim at www.prayerpilgrim.org!
Two months ago I departed on this pilgrimage for prayer of the Oregon Coast and I couldn’t have imagined where and how the vision to simply walk hundreds of miles in prayer and service to others would lead.
This is a big step in the development of the vision for Prayer Pilgrim, as it becomes less my own personal pilgrimage and more of a network to connect us all in prayer.
Although I am continuing my own pilgrimage of the Oregon Coast (and eventually globally, I hope), prayerpilgrim.org is a powerful tool where you can each create a free account to connect with others around the world who are committed to prayer. You are welcome to join as a “Local Pilgrim,” “Traveling Pilgrim,” “Supporter,” “Church,” or “Ministry.”
I invite you to take a look at the new prayerpilgrim.org, create your profile, post your prayers, thoughts and where you are walking in prayer.
Click here to join and create you Prayer Pilgrim account.
And please feel free to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) any feedback, suggestions or issues you run into on the site.
“Pray without ceasing…”
It has now been 4 weeks and one day since I began the pilgrimage for prayer of the Oregon Coast.
And today I have returned to the place this pilgrimage started: Newport,Oregon.
As I walked the streets of Newport today, memories started flooding of all that has transpired over the past month.
My current plan is to head to Lincoln City for a brief break, before continuing north to walk the 200 miles or so of the northern Oregon Coast.
After a month of walking, there are a few things I could use as I prepare for the next segment of the pilgrimage. If you would like to provide any of these useful items, please visit the GoFundMe page and enter in a comment for what you would like to give. Once I buy the item I will post a picture of it with a thank you so you can see what your gift purchased.
The few things I could use:
New Shoes better for walking/hiking. I left for the pilgrimage with the only shoes I had, which are designed waiting tables. The “no-slip” black kind, not so good for walking although they have gotten me 400 miles so I can’t complain :). I can likely fond some new shoes great for walking for around $40 or less.
New Backpack. The backpack I have has been great but unfortunately it now has a rip in the top of it, which probably won’t do the job of keeping clothes and things dry if/when I will be walking in the rain (so far it has only rained during the day once in the last month, crazy for the Oregon coast!). A backpack is probably $30 – $40.
I will also be restocking up on some miscellaneous supplies; soap, toiletries, etc.
If you are able to and would like to provide any of these items, visit the GoFundMe page or contact me with any questions.
The qualities of heaven have been most prevalent in my mind lately. Are the qualities of heaven how we are seeing – our vision born of Truth – life on earth? I’ve encountered many people over the past few days – believers and non-believers – who suffer from stress, anxiety, drug addictions, relationship trauma, and other issues. These problems can seem to convince us that “that’s just how the world works.” But there is a difference between the facts of the world and Truth. Truth is heaven, Truth is Jesus. Jesus modeled what the life born of Truth is like. Peace, joy, freedom and love are fruits which come out of Truth. Speak truth to one another, and all lies (beliefs not of God) will disintegrate.
Prayer is a word that is used in a wide variety of ways. When I meet someone and I say that I am doing a pilgrimage for prayer, I am always curious to see how people I meet respond to my usage of the word “prayer.” Which usually gets-the-ball-rolling on a grand and deep discussion about life and Truth.
So, I wanted to open this post up for those who are reading and following the pilgrimage to share your thoughts and insights as to what “prayer” is.
Please share your response to the question “What does prayer mean to you?” in the comment section below.
I look forward to our discussion!