Prayer and Reflection on a Delightful Evening Stroll
“Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, For I delight in it.”
I love this time of year so much! One of my favorite activities is taking an evening walk around our fields. As the sun disappears behind the tree line I look back on my day and unwind. It is a time for prayer and reflection; a good opportunity to evaluate my emotions, and reorder my priorities.
I wonder if the Psalmist who penned the words, “Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, For I delight in it,” enjoyed quiet evening walks. He deeply desired to know God’s ways so he could observe them and keep them with all his heart.
A Psalm 119 Prayer
But like all of us he also realized his need for God’s help in doing this. In the poetic and prayerful words of Psalm 119 the writer asks God to incline his heart to His testimonies, to turn away his eyes from vanity, and to establish His word within his servant heart.
We too should daily pray for God to grow our love of His word, so we will know Him more. We must ask for a spiritual focus to see past the temporal, and often disappointing, pleasures of this world. Also, praying for a clear understanding of His law can help us obey His commands. Daily prayer and reflection is the way to experience personal revival.
A New Tradition of Evening Prayer and Reflection
As the sun sinks down beyond the horizon this evening, why not start a new tradition. Spend a little time in prayer and reflection. Walking in the path of God’s commandments is just as delightful as an evening stroll.