Each year I have been a bishopI have spent 5 days walking through a Deanery (an area covering a number of parishes). Tomorrow morning I begin this year’s walk. It will take me through Holme Pierrepont, LadyBay, West Bridgford, Wilford, Gamston, Clifton and a host of villages in south Nottinghamshire. As I walk I will be accompanied by a varying number of others; some walking a lot, some just a short distance. We will meet and talk with all kinds of people in their places of study, relaxation, work, play etc. As we go we will pray; pray for people and for communities. It is a way of discovering more about communities; walking them is the best way to discover them. It is a way of seeking to bless the people and communities; not that I can bring blessing but I am convinced God can and does – prayer is about asking for and pronouncing God’s blessing on people and communities.