We’re glad to be offering again some experiential prayer stations in the gym on the Wednesday and Thursday evenings this week.
Our focus for Lent has been on prayer. If you’ve been enjoying our moments of experiential prayer during worship, where you’ve been invited to pray in some ways other than simply listening to someone else pray out loud, we think you’ll find the prayer stations especially meaningful.
The gym will be set up in various smaller spaces to invite us to pray in some different ways: In one area, you may be invited to light a candle to remember a loved one in prayer. In another, you could prayerfully lay your burdens at the foot of the cross. Or let flowing water calm and focus your mind for prayer. Color or doodle while you pray. Write on and decorate craft sticks with prayer requests and keep them in a little pail.
In the middle of the room, you’ll be able to walk on a simple walking path for prayer called a labyrinth. A prayer labyrinth is a walking path, often circular in form, used as a walking meditation. A typical labyrinth experience involves preparing yourself at the threshold, following the single path to the center (releasing); spending time in the center for as long as you like (receiving); following the same pathway from the center out, crossing the threshold (returning); and then responding to the experience.
The atmosphere is warm and inviting. There are written explanations and people available to answer questions. The stations are kid friendly. So we hope you will come Wednesday and/or Thursday evening, March 28 -29, 6-10pm, to refresh your spirit and reconnect with God by spending some time in prayer and reflection.