Prayer Labyrinth

We're writing a series of blog posts on the spiritual practice of praying with a labyrinth in September 2017.

"Prayer labyrinths are an ancient form of prayer that invite our bodies to participate in the process as we follow a path that mirrors the winding and circuitous journey of faith, existing mostly in gardens and churches. A finger labyrinth...invites you into a portable but equally meaningful version of the experience. As your finger moves from the outside entry point and traces along the path, notice any interior movements that indicate your response to God." - Jenn Giles Kemper, in the Sacred Ordinary Days planner

The planner has the above brief introduction along with an actual finger labyrinth you can use, but this month we want to extend a broader invitation, explore together and offer some guidance so you can go farther and deeper with this spiritual practice. 

The short and sweet is that our goal for this series is to help you...

  • LEARN about the spiritual practice of the praying with a labyrinth. You will learn about why we included in in the Sacred Ordinary Days planner and about how you can use the one in your planner or anywhere else.
  • EXPLORE a practice of prayer that includes physical movement. Whether it is your finger, your hands, or your whole body, praying with the labyrinth involves movement. Discovering new ways to pray has been a gift to me and I want to invite you in!
  • SHARE your experience with people who speak the same language. You'll get our guidance along the way, plus you'll get to know the other members of our community, by following along on Instagram or Facebook or inside Common House, our ecumenical online community.

Discover a Different Way to Pray | An Invitation to Pray with the Labyrinth

Explore the Roots of Prayer Labyrinths

Explore The Journey of Praying with a Labyrinth

Explore the Different Types of Prayer Labyrinths

Walking a Prayer Labyrinth Together

Experiencing the Prayer Labyrinth at Grace Cathedral

The Beauty of the Labyrinth

Walking the Prayer Labyrinth: A How-to Guide

What I've Learned on the Labyrinth