The practice of walking as contemplative prayer is not new. Yet it seems so because we are not taught how to use it as frequently as learning rote prayers like the Our Father or Grace Before Meals. I find this to be unfortunate. Walking with the intention of being quiet, opening up the senses and the heart and listening to God often frees the soul and softens the heart. In a special way, embodiment of prayer gives a sense of completeness, that is, holiness, to ordinary life.