A month ago a few ladies from our Church gathered at Government House Gardens here in Regina, Saskatchewan for a prayer walk.
We usually gather once a month at a park, historical site or Government building to pray for our city, country and nation.
This year we decided to produce a video about our walk to show you what we do. It is our first video and it is not perfect. It is dark in spots and at other points our videoing could be better, but we hope to improve as we create more videos for our YouTube channel — Bashful & Bold.
It was a bright, sunny day. The flowers and bushes were just beginning to bloom.
We started to walk when we noticed a fragrance in the air and were drawn to the Cherry Blossom trees with their full pink blooms at the end of the lane.
We were reminded of the verse in 2 Corinthians about the aroma of Christ and prayed into this verse that the fragrance of Christ in us as believers would be pleasant and that people would be drawn to Christ through us.
15 For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; (2 Corinthians 2:15 NASV)
We walked along the pathways to a small garden with bright red tulips just beginning to bloom. The tulips reminded us of the blood of Christ shed for the sins of the world. We prayed that people would acknowledge the sacrifice of Christ and turn from their ways to Christ and salvation and that times of refreshing would come to our land (Acts 3:19-20).
We continued our walk around the beautiful grounds and were drawn to a peculiar looking shrub. It had dried fruit on top of bare thorny branches that stemmed from green foliage and tiny white blooms at the base.
This plant spoke to us how dry and unfruitful we can feel in the physical and natural realm at times and that the Holy Spirit can regenerate our spirit and produce fruit/flowers.
We moved on to the side of the building were the Maple Leaf Tulips were planted. These tulips were designed for Canada’s 150th celebration.
The design on the tulips reminded us of the verse in Ezekiel 36:26 “I will remove the heart of stone and make it into a heart of flesh.” We prayed into this verse as well.
We didn’t know what to expect on our prayer walk. Our intent was to pray and we were inspired by the beauty and works of God’s creation around us.
We walked and prayed around the grounds for about an hour. Then, afterwards when we were done, per our custom we headed out to the nearest coffee shop.