Thursday, 28 July 2011

Prayer walking in the Fields: Wethersfield, Great Bardfield and Finchingfield

Last Saturday I went prayer walking with two friends.  The weather was overcast and windy; it was not particularly warm but that is better than heat when the prayerwalk is over a few miles and takes more than six hours. I was slower this year and not as fit as I was last year, but I am getting fitter and increasing in stamina. The prayer walk did me a great deal of good, physically and spiritually.  I felt much more energetic a day later.

The countryside was beautiful after some recent heavy rain. There was a  lovely lushness all around us.

In some places the footpaths were hard to find and were covered in thick vegetation.

We even had to consult the OS map to make sure that we were on the right track.

We saw some delectable countryside, magnificent churches and fine views.  It was such a pleasure to walk in the Essex Fields, pray, reflect on God's goodness, shares jokes, and enjoy Christian fellowship.

Sometimes we meet some rough and ready rustics. We loved this bloke's accent and rural charm.

Phil, on the left, likes to have fun with a good pun.  His play on words is often heard.
Sometimes subtle and sometimes funny, sometimes clever and sweet as honey.
Many jokes were told that day before it was the close of play.
No stumps were drawn but our walk was done.
Next year we hope for much more sun.

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