What Does Prayer Mean To You?

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!

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TOMORROW! The Oregon Coast Prayer Pilgrimage Begins

Early tomorrow morning I will begin making my way from Redding, California to Corvallis, and head over from there to Newport, Oregon where I will start walking the 400+ miles of the Oregon Coast for Prayer.

I have so many feelings of anticipation and a sense of wonder for what this summer walking the coast is going to hold; the people I will meet, the opportunities for sharing the message of relationship with God in prayer, and the countless unforeseen variables of what wondrous events may occur.

If you have any suggestions of where you feel I should go along the coast, people to meet, great towns to visit, churches or community groups to connect with, please leave a comment or send me a message on the contact page.

I’m ready.

Oregon Coast Hiker-Biker Campsites

One of the reasons I have chosen to do the pilgrimage of the Oregon Coast is because the coastline has many sites with “Hiker-Biker” camping. These are campgrounds for walk-in hikers or cyclists to have a place to camp for only $5 or $6 a night.

Much of the Oregon Coast allows free camping beyond the site of any residence. Oregon as a state has been committed to keeping their beaches free to the public, passing laws to keep them accessible to all. It is for this reason that I feel the Oregon Coast is a unique place where freedom can be nurtured and grown.

I plan on stopping at these State Park campsites for the groups of people I’ll be able to meet and connect with at an “official” campsite. (And a shower every now and then would be great!)

Here is a full list of Hiker-Biker campgrounds which I will be visiting along this pilgrimage of the Oregon Coast:

Ainsworth State Park

Bates State Park

Beachside State Recreation Site

Beverly Beach State Park

Bullards Beach State Park

Cape Blanco State Park

Cape Lookout State Park

Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park

Cascadia State Park

Champoeg State Heritage Area

Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site

Cottonwood Canyon State Park

Devil’s Lake State Recreation Area

Farewell Bend State Recreation Area

Fort Stevens State Park

Goose Lake State Recreation Area

Harris Beach State Park

Humbug Mountain State Park

Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park

Milo McIver State Park

Nehalem Bay State Park

North Santiam State Recreation Area

Smith Rock State Park

South Beach State Park

Sunset Bay State Park

Tumalo State Park

Umpqua Lighthouse State Park

Unity Lake State Recreation Site

Wallowa Lake State Park

Willamette Mission State Park

William M. Tugman State Park