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00205 - Go for a long walk with friends

Updated: Mar 10, 2023

It’s a bit of a Boxing Day tradition in the UK, to have along walk with family or friends. The day was originally meant to be a day when the spoils of Christmas would be shared with those poor in the surrounding community. It used to be originally called ‘Offering Day’.

1 Peter 4:10 says ‘As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God’. (NKJV)

These days Boxing day is still an opportunity to serve one another, with time aside from busy lives to appreciate one another, encourage one another and help us all think through the coming year. Every has hopes and dreams, yet not everyone around us. knows Christ. As you chat through life with family on a walk, they will tell you the things they need prayer for without you even needing to ask.


Walking with and listening to someone, will help you pray for them.


Lord, help me to listen, to learn and to pray through the needs of those closest to me, Amen.

Action Point

When you walk on Boxing Day, make a mental note of what is said and then pray for that through the year.

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(NKJV) Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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