Years ago, our congregation built an outdoor prayer labyrinth. For those seeking respite from chaos, the labyrinth is a place of healing. Just before sunrise, the air is fresh. The birds are waking to a new day; and if there is a breeze, you might catch the tinkling of a wind chime. The tranquility slows my heart rate and heightens my senses.
A prayer labyrinth is not a maze, causing us to wonder which way to go, how to find our way out onto the right path. A prayer labyrinth is a way to journey through winding paths to a center – of this space, of each of our own spaces – to find God around us and in us. On the path, I find myself recalling just where and when God has been revealed along the way in my life. It becomes clear: God has us in the palm of God’s hands. No one can snatch us out.
This message is excerpted from “Praying with eyes and ears open” by Victoria Hamilton in the December 2015 Gather magazine.
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