Prayerwalking is a date, an appointment with my Personal Trainer for becoming a woman of discipline, strength, and prayer. He meets me as I’m stepping out the door. He accepts my praise and thanks and lets me worship him in silent, reverential awe. In the allegorical Song of Songs the beloved says of her lover, “How right they are to adore you!” (1:4). In adoration I come closest to experiencing heaven here on earth. It is perhaps preparation for my heavenly life, when I will fall down and worship him forever. Saint Augustine said, “Those who look for the Lord will cry out in praise of him, because all who look for him shall find him, and when they find him they will praise him.” These prayers of adoration allow us to find our complete satisfaction in God alonehis love, [ … ]
Becoming a Woman of Prayer, Strength, and Discipline
Mar 20, 2001 | 240 Pages
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Challenge your body. Feed your spirit. Change the world.
Ask any Christian woman about her most recent New Year’s resolutions, and you’ll likely find that “exercise regularly” and “pray more” were at the top of her list. We all long to look and feel our best, to live actively and healthfully. More than that, we desire to connect intimately with our God. Yet physical health and spiritual growth often take a backseat to the urgent demands of grocery shopping and bill paying, time with family and friends, and long hours at the office.
It’s Time to Exercise Your Prayer Life.
Three years ago, author Janet Holm McHenry suffered from depression, weight gain, and exhaustion. Then she began a prayerwalk routine that not only transformed her life but also profoundly impacted the lives of those around her.
Learn how you, too, can set out on a journey to increased energy, better health, and greater joy—and experience a rich, full prayer ministry that will have a lasting impact on your loved ones and community—in PrayerWalk.
“Prayerwalking makes so much sense, you’ll wonder why you haven’t been doing it all your life!” —Heather and David Kopp, coauthors of the Praying the Bible series
“Honest, humorous, and insightful, PrayerWalk will encourage your heart.”
—Linda Dillow, author of Intimate Issues
Praise for PrayerWalk
“PrayerWalk will start a revolution! If you apply the principles of this book, you will not only discover miraculous answers to your prayers, you will also streamline your waistline and benefit emotionally!
I first began prayerwalking when I moved to California. I had no friends, and I found myself walking alone on the beach, talking to the Lord. Today my friends (I met my Christian friends as a direct answer to one of the prayers prayed while prayerwalking!) and I zip down the beach path, praying together, praising God, petitioning him for our needs, speaking his Word, praying for others, and thanking him. Like Janet, we have been awed as we have seen the results of our prayers and discovered God’s answers to these prayers as well as the benefits of being outdoors in God’s beautiful world—improved physical and mental health.”
—SUSAN WALES, author of A Match Made in Heaven and Social Graces
“Based on personal experience and not just on theory, PrayerWalk offers readers practical insights on how to get up, get moving, and get praying. The results can be life changing.”
—ROBIN JONES GUNN, best-selling author of the Glenbrooke series
“Once in a while a book comes along that you just know is the book for ‘such a time as this.’ PrayerWalk is one of those. With depth and delight, Janet McHenry shares her adventures in prayerwalking, unveiling her struggles as well as her successes. Praying people everywhere will love this book and be changed by it. Those new at prayer will find it an invaluable resource. I highly recommend it!”
—TRICIA MCCARY RHODES, best-selling author of Contemplating the Cross
“Janet Holm McHenry brings the needs of mind, body, and spirit together in this wonderfully practical and encouraging book. Prayerwalking makes so much sense you’ll wonder why you haven’t been doing it all your life! A sincere, warm-hearted, and down-to-earth book, PrayerWalk is guaranteed to motivate and inspire.”
—HEATHER (The Dieter’s Prayerbook) AND DAVID KOPP, coauthors of the Praying the Bible series and Praying for the World’s 365 Most Influential People
“Already a ‘holy hiker,’ I hoped PrayerWalk would offer new insights and hope to help me achieve greater consistency in prayer and exercise. I was not disappointed. Honest, humorous, and insightful, PrayerWalk will encourage your heart and help your hips!”
—LINDA DILLOW, author of Intimate Issues and Calm My Anxious Heart
“Men as well as women should read PrayerWalk because it contains great teaching on prayer as well as physical fitness. If you long for spiritual and physical fitness, this is the book you should read. Practical and real, PrayerWalk shows you what to do and why and has lots of encouraging stories and practical tips for how to make prayerwalking a lifestyle.”
—ROGER C. PALMS, author of An Unexpected Hope and Enjoying the Closeness of God
About Janet Holm McHenry
Janet Holm McHenry is the author of hundreds of articles and thirteen books, including the Golden Rule Duo series and the Annie Shepard Mysteries. Janet—a high-school English, journalism, and creative writing teacher—has been prayerwalking for several years and is the leader of a local prayerwalk ministry.
240 pages | Published by WaterBrook
On Sale Date: Mar 20, 2001
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Its Time to Exercise Your Prayer Life! Years ago, Janet Holm McHenry suffered from depression, weight gain, and exhaustion. Then she began a prayerwalk routine that not only transformed her life but also profoundly impacted the lives of those around her. Learn how you, too, can set out on a journey to increased energy, better health, and greater joyand experience a rich, full prayer ministry that will have a lasting impact on your loved ones and communityone step at a time.
The author Janet Holm McHenry takes a great approach to becoming healthier. Most approach health only from one aspect. McHenry takes a more holistic approach. She talks about treating your body and soul. She details her own fitness regiment, which includes physical and spiritual fitness. I applied her principles to my own life and found I feel happier and have more energy. I do feel the title is misleading because the book is not only for...
Are you a "walker" who has lost your "get-up-and-go" spirit? Are you already a "walker" who is looking for a way to combine your prayer life with your walking routine? This book may contain the solution you are looking for. The author, Janet Holm McHenry, chronicles her own journey to a stronger life of prayer and gives helpful tips for beginning your own prayer adventure with God. Walking is my favorite form of physical activity;...
Let's get moving! If you enjoy walking in the Spirit (literally) you will enjoy this book. This book combines two of my favorite activities: being in the presence of God and exercising. What a joy it is learn ways to combine these two activities for a richer and stronger faith life. You will learn to basics of how to get started in developing a prayer walking routine. It is both informative and encouraging to all levels of athletes. Be...
PrayerWalk: Becoming a Woman of Prayer, Strength, and Discipline I can't say I've put the advice in this book to practice, but someday I hope to. Janet Holm McHenry has written a much-loved book about walking with purpose â?" finding and making time to exercise our bodies and prayer life. Her advice is easy â?" just pray while you walk! (Advice is usually easier said than done!). I am due in about a week and hope to use these...
It is definitely that time of year when people are priming themselves for a change. Prayer Walk is good book to start the New Year with. Janet Holm McHenry leads her readers through her own experience with prayer walking. She writes about her dealings with depression, weight, and the overall blahs in her life and how the Father lead her to overcome those things by committing to walking and praying every morning. In her book, she talks...