Our Prayer Path idea was conceived after a considerable section of our woods was removed for a gas well in 2006. We wanted to preserve the remaining property in its natural state. We also wanted to encourage our congregation and community into the spiritual practices of prayer, silence, reflection, and meditation on God’s creation.
“Now devote your heart and soul to seeking the Lord your God.” – 1 Chronicles 22:19
Dick Hein maintained our woods for many years clearing dead trees and spraying Poison Ivy. Dick is the main designer of our Prayer Path, including the bridges, drain pipe, and the benches along the way. The Prayer Path construction began in 2008 and was completed in 2010. Each section may be used for a quick walk. All four sections are connected for a longer half mile journey.
“Lord it is good for us to be here.” – Matthew 17:4
More recently a devotional area with a cross and benches were built for closer access to our parking lot. Various brochures are available at the Prayer Path Information Center. Brochures include devotionals written by members and various prayers.
“But in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” – Philippians 4:7
The Prayer Path is used for Preschool walks and devotions, Sunday School hikes, Maple tapping, Pokémon Go, and nature walks for individuals.