The Walk to Emmaus agape letter is a letter of encouragement sent to people participating in a three-day Christian program. Letters blessing and encouraging the participants on their walk are written by friends, family and strangers and delivered during the program.
Letters of agape for a Walk to Emmaus focus on supporting the participants during the weekend-long religious program. Letters often include Bible passages, pledges of prayers for the participants and words of encouragement. Often, the letters are written by former participants and are congratulatory.
Other examples of letters include letting the participants know that the writer is praying for them during a specified amount of time during the program or is abstaining from activities in support of the participant's pilgrimage. Regardless of format, the purpose of the agape letters is to encourage the participants.
Each participant has a sponsor who solicits the church community for the agape letters. The letters may be written by friends and family or strangers. During the program, the sponsor presents the participant with 12 of the letters.