Lutherlyn’s Prayer Path: A Quiet Place to Pray
Lutherlyn's Prayer Path is a beautiful place to focus and spend time with God. If you are not able to come to camp to enjoy the prayer path; here is a virtual prayer path experience.
Be Still and Know that I Am God ~ Psalm 46:10
Our Christian life can be described as a journey with God, bringing us ever closer in our relationship with God and with others. We may meet others on the way that we can follow or lead. We may need to step aside as someone with more confidence or experience moves quickly past us or we may simply be on a more contemplative walk, confident of where we are going but walking slowly to maximize the experience.
There is no right or wrong way to walk this prayer path. The only rules are to respect the prayer path and others who are there. Simply begin, focusing on a quiet mind and open heart that allows God to accompany you. We have placed markers (like the one below) at 7 different places. If you would like, you can use these stations to pray for different things. (There are some station ideas listed on the inside of this brochure.) You may also focus your walk with one of the themes listed on the next page. This is your experience, you can do it however you want.
Prayer Path Theme Walks:
- Listen for God’s voice or message to you. Quiet your mind; take in the beauty of God’s creation, listen, focusing on God and the walk. Finish your walk with prayer.
- Releasing Worries and Cares. As you walk, lay down a worry or care with each step or at each station, remembering that Christ said, “Come to me all who are heavy-laden and I will give you rest.” Thank God for the peace resulting from the walk and pray for continued peace as you journey from this place.
- Confession, Repentance and Forgiveness. Ask God to be with you as you begin with reflection and confession. Then focus on asking God for guidance and direction for the future. Listen for God’s voice and give thanks for God’s presence.
- Discovering Your Vocation or Calling. Listen for God’s message to you. Concentrate on the gifts and talents God has given you. Pray for guidance and strength to equip and sustain you in service to God and your neighbor.
- A Walk of Thanksgiving and Gratitude. With each step think of something for which you are thankful. Stop and thank God for the people and blessings you remember. Experience the joy of those remembered blessings and the people of God who have been part of each blessing.
- A Walk of Remembrance. Remember a particular person or event that has been very meaning to you. Focus on the joys and special times you shared. If it’s an event, feel the joy of experiencing that special time and the people who helped make it such a blessing. Thank God for this person or event that has made your life special. Open your mind and heart to people and/or events that currently add meaning to your life.
Source: https://lcrchurch.org/worship/prayer-walk-labyrinth; Lutheran Church of the Resurrection (ELCA), Granite Bay, CA.
Prayer Path Station Ideas:
The whole armor of God:
- Belt of Truth
- Breastplate of Righteousness
- Shoes of the Gospel
- Shield of Faith
- Helmet of Salvation
- Sword of the Spirit
Fruits of the Spirit:
- Kindness & Goodness
- Gentleness & Self-Control
- I am thankful for. . .
- My life is. . .
- When I think of my family I feel. . .
- I need to forgive. . .
- I need to ask forgiveness from. . .
- I worry most about. . .
- My relationship with God is. . .
Pray for guidance to help those that are:
- In prisoned
Care for Creation: