Oct. 26, 2020 Labyrinth Walk - an election night prayer practice

A labyrinth looks like a maze, but it is not.

A maze is like a puzzle to be solved. It has twists, turns and dead-ends. You have to think and be alert for any clues you may find to navigate your way out. A maze can be frustrating. You can get lost in a maze.

A labyrinth has no dead-ends. There is only one path, and while it does have twists and turns, you cannot get lost. The same path takes you into the labyrinth and out again. With a labyrinth you don't have to think, or analyze, or solve a problem. With a labyrinth you just trust that the path will lead you to where you need to be.

Prayer works like that too. Prayer is an invitation to conversation with God. It is an opportunity to lay our worries and concerns at God's feet; to say aloud that the time in which we are living is full of tumult and that we need God's strength to navigate the time ahead. Prayer allows us to open ourselves to all the ways in which God is moving in the world, and to consider how we are invited to join God in that work. 

Tuesday, November 3rd, you are invited to come and walk the Christ Church labyrinth. Spend a few minutes prayerfully walking. Consider what you are carrying with you and listen as you are invited to put it down. In a time when emotions are high and the ways we are divided are abundantly clear, you are invited to walk and to pray.

The labyrinth will be out from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the Christ Church courtyard.