Prayer is never confined to one pattern, one place, or one practice. Through exploring apparent paradoxes in prayer our participation in the life of God is revealed to be full of surprise – and full of joy.
This series challenges us to be open to praying in ways that may not be part of our usual pattern of prayer. Text and images by Ian Adams, mission spirituality adviser for Church Mission Society.
In this series we are exploring some apparent paradoxes in prayer. In this exercise our focus is on settlement and movement.
 Settlement and movement
There’s something very strong in being rooted in one place. To stand still, to be settled, our feet firmly connected to one piece of ground gives an earthy sense of connection to all of creation. There’s also something life-giving in movement. Walking, running, cycling and swimming can all sharpen our sense of being alive.
So try to pray today when you are moving. Let the rhythm of your movement shape and carry your prayers. You might like to use this prayer as you go…
Holy Trinity, God of place, flow and movement
Hold me, shape me, move me…