Emory Presbyterian is a praying congregation. We pray for one another, our community, and the world through sharing our joys and concerns during our Sunday morning worship service and in our small group gatherings. Members and friends of the church receive a weekly email of recent prayer concerns and thanksgivings. Contact the church office at office@emorypresbyterian.org to have your email address added to the list, or to submit a prayer request.

Prayer Spaces

Chalice Labyrinth

An outdoor labyrinth made of subtly colored stone pavers, our labyrinth on the front lawn is always open as a path for meditation and prayer. Read more about praying the labyrinth.

Prayer Garden

Our prayer garden lies between the Sanctuary and Education building. It is a beautiful, outdoor garden area. This space serves as an outdoor worship or meeting area as well as a quiet place for prayer. You are welcome to come enjoy this lovely space for a time of reflection and prayer.

Prayer Room

Located on the second floor of the Fellowship Hall across from the stairs is a sensory space for meditation and prayer. Take a break, visit the prayer room, reflect on quotes about prayer, read from the Bible or the other available books, scrunch your hands down in the sand or let it fall through your fingers, listen to the sound of the fountain, or simply sit, be, and talk with God.

If you haven’t visited the room in a while, you may find it different than the last time you were there. The room evolves as the seasons and the Spirit suggest. Personal contributions of art, quotations, reading material or photos that reflect YOUR thought about prayer are very welcome and will be displayed with care.

Prayer Groups

Sacred Listening Groups

Sacred Listening Groups led by Deedra, meet monthly, each with their own schedule. New Sacred Listening groups start up periodically throughout the year. If you are interested in joining a group, please contact Deedra.

Sacred Listening, also called spiritual direction, spiritual companioning, or spiritual friendship is a safe, confidential space to share your story, to be heard, and to hear yourself tell your own story. Sacred listening leads us to healing and wholeness with the abundance of God’s love and grace.

Spiritual Check-In & Lectio Divina

Meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 pm. Participants “check in” with one another, sharing their joys and challenges for the week and holding one another in prayer, then prayerfully read scripture or a poem using Lectio Divina.

Lectio Divina is Latin for “divine reading” and is a practice of slowly meditating upon, praying, and being formed by God’s word.. Everyone is welcome. Led by Deedra Rich. Please contact Deedra for the Zoom link.

Half Day Prayer Retreats

Throughout the year we offer half day prayer retreats on Saturday mornings from 9:30 – 12:30 in the Fellowship Hall.