The Run And Pray Technique (RAPT) Concept
As believers in the 21 st century, one of our most precious commodity is our time. While one’s solitary moments with God is the key to a relationship with our Heavenly Father, many find it a challenge to find that stillness in the present busyness of ‘doing life’. Our ability to commune with God is what defines us as children of God, being able to not just speak to God but also having the most valuable asset, which is the ability to hear the voice of God. Apostle Paul urges us on two occasions about the importance of prayer:
1 Thessalonians 5:17 “Pray without ceasing…”
Ephesians 6:18 “Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication…”
With the RAPT concept, one can maximise on the time spent engaging with God, working out one’s body, soul and spirit at the same time.
According to Vocabulary.com:
“Rapt is developed from the Latin raptus, meaning to ‘seize, carry off.’
So imagine something so interesting that it seizes your attention and carries you off to another world.”
In fact, ‘rapt’ is also defined as “completely fascinated or absorbed by what one is seeing or hearing” or “giving complete attention, showing complete involvement.”
This is indeed a God-sent acronym for this concept. It is no longer just another physical run but a spiritual experience where God will carry you off on a journey, enabling you to be completely attentive to Him in a one-to-one communion session on the go.
RAPT is an experience where you embark on a conversational journey with God during a run/jog, embracing the synergistic relationship between running/jogging and praying. This is a perfect opportunity as you’ll be kept away from distractions e.g. devices, family, work or simply doing life; thus being able to fix your eyes on Jesus, giving him that unhurried, uninterrupted and undistracted time alone to commune with you.
Spiritual + Physical discipline =
Introducing a new terminology called “Sphyritual Discipline” – Spiritual and Physical discipline. Sphyritual Discipline is something we want to build in the body of Christ, as a form of stewardship in taking care of one’s holistic health (Spiritual, Physical, Mental and Emotional).
*Follow us on this journey in discovering a fresh dimension of making RAPT a part of your life as a believer and helping us share with others, building a community of Kingdom runners who is both passionate about God and His desires for our bodies to be fit and healthy for the long haul, for the glory of God.
Give God the RAPT attention today!