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Virtual Prayer walk 1

A guided walk, beginning and ending at the church, focusing prayerfully on our
relationship with nature and history.

Turn left out of church and take the first left onto Station Road. Continuing a short while, you
will come across a monkey puzzle tree on your right (A). Although
native to Chile, these trees can thrive in cold temperatures and abundant
rainfall, living up to 1,000 years!

—LORD, help me to be resilient
and to show patience.

Head along Station Road and before too long you will

see the entrance to Station Road Park (formerly The Rose Garden)
on the left (B). Head inside and take note of the sign, which provides
detailed information about the different trees and flowers you will find in the

—LORD, thank you for the abundance and variety of your creation. We rejoice in the breadth and depth
of your love, remembering as we look on all this detail and wonder that “even
the very hairs on [our] head are numbered.”

Walkers looking to avoid steps should take the right-hand path through the park, but
both will bring you out onto a narrow path – turn left onto this. On a still
day, you will hear the rushing waters of the Ferry Burn, masked by a
chaos of green below (C)!

LORD, we pray for those for whom access to clean and safe water is a daily struggle, and
know that we are blessed to have access to green and vibrant places like these.

Follow the path as it bends to the left, passing a set of stairs, and you will be on a
heading back towards church with a wall on your left-hand side and foliage to
the right. After a short distance, you will come across a viewpoint and
a sign with a wonderful view of the town and the three bridges (D)!

LORD, Queensferry has helped people to live and to thrive for hundreds of
years. Looking at the bridges from the 19th, 20th and 21st
centuries, we thank you for the natural resources which we have relied upon,
and pray for guidance in managing these resources.

Keep walking and within a few minutes you will emerge back onto The Loan, with the church on
your left. Well done you! Pop inside for a drink and have a rest. As you reflect on the walk, consider the
following verse from Isaiah 55:12. What can God’s creation reveal to us about
his character and grace?

—”You will go out in joy and be led
forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and
all the trees of the field will clap their hands.”

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