St. Barnabas offers meditative prayer walk Oct. 14

The labyrinth at St. Barnabas Church will be part of the prayer and meditation service at 7 p.m. on Oct. 14. Photo by Denny Wendell

Christian life is a pilgrimage or journey with God. It is a journey in which we grow closer in relationship with God, and with others. Walking the labyrinth is a way to pray with the body and invite the divine in conversation with the heart and soul. By walking the labyrinth we are fully engaging our minds, bodies and spirits simultaneously in contemplative prayer upon the movement along a defined path toward the center, and back again. We don’t know where the path will take us. We cannot see the twists and turns the future holds for us but the path always brings us to the center, God.

Please join St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 468 Bradley Road, Bay Village, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, for an hour of prayer and meditation. The prayer service will start in the Sanctuary at 7 p.m. and end with the labyrinth walk outside. All are welcome, no exceptions. Please dress comfortably for the weather as the labyrinth is outside in the prayer garden. Flashlights are welcome and encouraged.

The Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress, an Episcopal priest and founder of Veriditas, a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the labyrinth experience nationwide, says: “The labyrinth is a spiritual tool that has many applications in various settings. It reduces stress, quiets the mind and opens the heart. It is a walking meditation, a path of prayer and a blueprint where psyche meets Spirit.”

Sue Mueller

Layperson and labyrinth facilitator at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.

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