October 3, 2019

Dear Friends:
I hope you have had an opportunity to walk Liberty’s prayer labyrinth! Our labyrinth, by the Pathway to the Son, was given in memory of two beloved Liberty members, Brian and Megan Casey.

The labyrinth is an ancient way of prayer and meditation. Becoming popular in the Middle Ages, those who could not make the holy pilgrimage to Jerusalem used the symbolic prayer walk of the labyrinth. Chartres Cathedral in France has perhaps the most famous labyrinth of our time.

You will notice that this circular prayer path moves you slowly toward the center – and toward God. At the very center of our labyrinth is this Bible verse: “Be still and know that I am God.” ~Psalm 46:10. We invite you to do just that!

People who have difficulty sitting still to pray often find that walking and praying is helpful. If you tend to get distracted mid-prayer (and many of us do!), the labyrinth literally keeps you “on track.” When I walk the labyrinth, I recite short verses to myself, such as:

  • “Teach me your way, O Lord,” Psalm 27:11 or
  • “The Lord is near to all who call on Him.” Psalm 145
  • I also love to pray this promise from Psalm 116:
    Because He bends down to listen,
    I will pray as long as I have breath.

A common prayer practice in a labyrinth is to pray for your “own” on the way in (family members, close friends) and pray for other people and places on the way out.

We are so excited to deepen our prayer lives through this beautiful labyrinth. Special thanks to Tom Wood and Wood Landscaping for their construction of the labyrinth.

With Prayers & Blessings,
Becky

P.S. Brochures to further your labyrinth walk are available in the Church Office, or here on the church website.