Prayer Walk

TREE OF LIFE” PRAYER WALK

Reformation Lutheran Church has a renewed sense of ministry to our community – near and far. We call it the Tree of Life Prayer Walk, and it is intended to be a gift for all who seek solace and perspective for the journey of life. Located on the grounds directly behind our church building in a grove of trees, it is the result of a visioning process in which the congregation discerned that a streamlined mission of prayer and outreach would shape the congregation’s future.

Mother Teresa once said:   “Learning to pray is learning to love God and neighbor.” She believed that God is alive, present, and “still loves the world through you and through me”. She did not think that this was a vocation uniquely hers; but that each person is in some way called to be a carrier of God’s love. With boldness she walked and prayed that we might be an extension of God’s heart and hands in the world.

We believe that this is indeed true and invite all to join us in walking prayerfully for the sake of the world. It is our understanding that the prayer-walk appropriately blends these two priorities into what we call PRAYER-REACH. The Prayer Walk is in the form of a tree, similar to the Celtic Tree of Life symbol. With HOPE, PEACE, MERCY, and LOVE as the branches or paths, the fullness of the tree leads to the cross of Christ.

Consider these wise words from Proverbs as you walk and pray:

“Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed.”    Proverbs 3:13-18

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Celtic Tree of Life