Saturday, February 6, 2010
Praying for Safety and Health
I suggest that the first thing in your prayer list when you go out is to pray for your own safety as you run. I think it's extremely important that you are able to complete your run safely and without injury. In this way, you could actually focus on your praying as opposed to worrying about what's lurking around you. Of course, there's always the risk of running into some danger when you go out. Like a loose angry dog, or a wayward vehicle, or some crazy person. The closest incident I've encountered is some drunk teenagers who shouted at me as they drove past me, trying to scare me off and get some reaction. Tell you what, they did manage to startle me but I stayed calm and showed no reaction and kept going. The other thing I'm always worried is a loose dog. I'm always on the lookout for an escape route just in case I will be chased by one. You know, like to climb up a tree or wall or on top of a parked car. But all these things come to mind as I run. So I strongly suggest that the first order when you set out is to pray for safety as you run.