Our Savior's Lutheran Church
550 Lincoln Drive
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 53590 (map)

Phone: 608-837-3111
Fax: 608-837-9378

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 Prayer Labyrinth

Prayer Labyrinth

 The Creation of the Labyrinth
For his Eagle Scout project, one of our members, Nathan Smith, took on the design and creation of the labyrinth. Nathan wanted to give back to his church after all of the years he had benefitted from the different youth programs. With the help of several other members, he designed the L-shaped labyrinth. Then, in June 2013, Nathan and fellow members of troop 333, spent a weekend constructing the labyrinth. This labyrinth is a place for anyone in the community to come to reflect on anything that is on their mind.

You are invited to walk our Outdoor
Prayer Labyrinth

Our outdoor prayer labyrinth is nestled in the back corner of our building between Paul Street and Lincoln Drive. It is a walking labyrinth. Labyrinths were used by early Christians to symbolize a pilgrimage to the Holy Land when political oppression did not afford safe travel. This labyrinth can be symbolic of our own spiritual journey to know God more deeply, and can be a tool to enter into prayer and meditation. Labyrinths are not mazes but have a clear entrance, path, and exit.

Our labyrinth is a level brick path with seven cross-like stations in different color bricks. The labyrinth is not lit at night. It is self-guided, and open to everyone, at any time. You do not need permission to walk unless you have a large group. Children are welcome with adult supervision. Please respect the contemplative environment.

 

Labyrinth

Tips for Walking the Labyrinth
There is no right or wrong way to walk a labyrinth. Because you are walking, the mind is quieted. Labyrinth walks are sometimes referred to as body prayer or walking meditation.

Enter the labyrinth at the corner nearest the building. Immediately, you will see a cross station in red bricks. The entrance is a place to stop, reflect, make a prayer or intention for the spiritual walk you are about to take. The walk to the other end can be a letting go – a quieting of the thoughts, worries, and lists of tasks to do. It is a preparation of our hearts before God.

Follow the path to the next station. At the second station, stop and pray for your home town. Pray for the schools, the teachers, the mayor, and leaders. Pray for the people you encounter in your daily life in sports, church, or community activities. Pray for your neighbors.

At the third cross station, pray for your spiritual leaders. Pray for your church and the governing council. Pray for the music leaders, choirs, and musicians. Pray for Sunday school teachers and confirmation leaders.

For the fourth station, pray for your state. Pray for the leaders and law makers. Pray for the keepers of justice.

For the fifth cross station, pray for your family. Pray for love and cooperation. Pray for acceptance and forgiveness.

At the sixth station, pray for our world. Pray for peace and acceptance of differences. Pray for protection of resources. Pray for safety. Pray for food and shelter.

Arrival at the final cross is a place to pray or meditate on scripture and listen to what God is saying to you. “You will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with your heart.” Jeremiah 29:12-13

 

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Worship: Saturday at 5:30 pm
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