Great Plains Daily Devotional for 11/12/2022: Faith practices -- prayer places, sacred spaces

Today please be in prayer for

Guide Rock UMC
Red Cloud First UMC
Prairie Rivers District
Ong UMC
Shickley UMC
Prairie Rivers District
Genoa UMC
Monroe UMC
Silver Creek UMC
Prairie Rivers District
Belgrade UMC
Cedar Rapids UMC
St. Edward NE UMC
Prairie Rivers District

Prayer places, sacred spaces

Set up a prayer room in your church, school or in an open space in your town.

Offer a variety of stations of prayer, e.g:

  • Have a pile of stones that people can place in the bowl of water as an act of confession, or of letting go of hurts and anxieties.
  • Have gummed paper strips available on which people can write prayers for peace and justice in the world and then link them together to form a chain.
  • Set up a 'Thanksgiving' board where people can pin up notes of things they wish to thank God for.
  • Use candles (safely!) as a focus for silent prayer.
  • Have Bible passages on pieces of card for people to reflect on and then take away.
  • Use music - either to create an atmosphere for the whole prayer space, or through headphones for individual contemplation.



Organize a labyrinth in a public place, such as a shopping mall, local park or school and encourage people to enter into a journey of prayer.

For inspiration about labyrinths visit www.lostinwonder.org.uk or www.labyrinth.org.uk .

 

*Used with permission from our friends at The Methodist Church UK

 

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