Member Jamie Price designed and constructed our prayer labyrinth as an Eagle Scout project. You are welcome to walk the labyrinth for personal prayer and meditation.
A prayer labyrinth is a pattern or maze-style pathway designed for an active prayer experience. It has a well defined path to the center with intentional turns built into it. There are not tricks or dead ends, like a maze, just a path with a purpose. The Church has used prayer labyrinths for centuries with some elaborate designs inlaid on the floors of European cathedrals such as Chartres in France. The earliest recorded use of a prayer labyrinth was in 325 AD.
The labyrinth can be seen as a metaphor for life. The Christian life is often described as a journey or adventure. We progress down the path that is laid out by God, coming to turns and switch-backs that are often unexpected. The twists and turns take us in many directions but still we progress on the journey. The path continues to lead us to the center and to God’s purpose for us. Notice that the center of the design is in the shape of a cross. As we travel on our journey, the cross is always at the center. The labyrinth replicates our spiritual journey.
There is no right way to pray on the labyrinth. Pray the same way you like to pray in other places. Have a conversation with God about the things that matter most to you, offer words of praise, or present your prayer requests. One method is to pray for others on the way into the center, take a few minutes at the center to offer thanksgiving to God, then pray for your own needs as you work your way back out.
YOU MAY ORDER AN ENGRAVED BRICK TO BE PLACED IN THE LABYRINTH IN HONOR OR MEMORY OF SOMEONE. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE ORDER FORM, PRINT IT AND FILL IT OUT AND RETURN TO THE CHURCH OFFICE.