For over 4,000 years, various religions and cultures have used labyrinths, but for over a thousand years, the Christian Church has used these prayer pathways as a devotional aid. Famous medieval labyrinths can be found in the great cathedrals of Chartres, Cologne, and Reims, to name a few.
How do I use this Labyrinth?
Enter at the opening in the circle. Slowly walk and pray. When you reach the center, contemplate the cross of Christ. What shall I pray? You can use any prayer that you want. Or you can reflect and pray on a verse of scripture, a hymn, an event in your life or the lives of others, or some aspect of God.
You are welcome to use this prayer path at any time.
If you need some ideas to get started, here are several examples. Your own words do not need to be perfect.
Scripture reminds us, “…we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words.” Romans 8:26
The Lord’s Prayer or the Apostles’ Creed.
A favorite verse of scripture such as John 3:16–17: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”
Contemplate the cross.
The Apostle Paul wrote: “For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified.” 1 Corinthians 2:2
A simple hymn of praise: Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise God all creatures here below. Praise God above all heavenly hosts. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.