Pinwheel Prayer Path

There are many ways to pray. We can pray with eyes closed or open; we can sit, stand or kneel; we can pray audibly or silently; we can pray in stillness or in motion. There is no wrong way to pray. Prayer is a good way to connect with God and others. Starting on Rally Sunday and continuing through the fall you are invited to walk and pray on Faith’s
Pinwheel Prayer Path. “Prayerwalking” is a spiritual practice that is meaningful and fun. As you prayerwalk, you pray for your own needs and then your prayers extend beyond your own concerns to focus on the needs of others.  Many people prayerwalk their communities, praying for the occupants of each building they pass; homes, businesses, city offices, the firehouse, etc.

Together we are creating Faith’s Pinwheel Prayer Path on the south side of the Education Wing. You may bring your own pinwheel or you may pick up a pinwheel in the gathering space or at the table outside door #9. When possible please share the pinwheels with others. There are not enough for each individual. Please write your prayer concern(s) or request on the pinwheel and bring it to the Pinwheel Prayer Path. Sink your pinwheel into the ground somewhere along the orange cord. Then prayerwalk the course, moving slowly/prayerfully counter clock wise along the pinwheel path. As you prayerwalk pay attention to the prayer concerns that are visible to you on the pinwheels, look upon them with God and offer a prayer. Feel free to come and prayerwalk anytime. Bring a friend. The whole community is invited to participate. Our Buddhist friends have a long tradition of hanging prayer flags.Traditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. Tibetans believe the prayers will be blown by the wind to spread the good will and compassion into all-pervading space. Therefore, prayer flags are thought to bring benefit to all.”  As the wind turns the pinwheel’s blades we may visualize our prayers being carried to God and to the people or situations named on them.