Emory Presbyterian is a praying church. We share joys and concerns during our Sunday morning worship service, and we have dedicated Centering Prayer time (see below) Thursday evenings. We have a labyrinth for walking prayer, a sensory room for meditation, and we meet to pray in prayer groups.
Our Chalice Labyrinth is an outdoor labyrinth made of subtly colored stone pavers. It is a path for meditation. People are welcome to walk the labyrinth at any time.
Take a moment, take a deep breath, take a break, and visit the prayer room, located on the second floor of the Fellowship Hall, across from the stairs. 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 changed since 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.
Centering Prayer Groups / Other Groups for Prayer & Fellowship
Centering Prayer is an ancient spiritual practice in which we quiet ourselves in the presence of God and let go of what is going on within and around us. It is both simple and, at the same time, a great adventure – a journey of discovery leading to a place of ever-growing peace and rest in God. Through centering prayer, our way of seeing the world changes, and we may find our faith deepened, our capacity for compassion and hope greater.
This is a growing area of interest for Emory. Currently, there is one Centering Prayer group that meets on Thursday evenings, from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary, featuring time for centering prayer, lectio divina (“divine reading”), and the sharing of experiences for mutual support. For more information, please contact the church at [email protected].
Other groups for prayer and fellowship at Emory include the Men’s Prayer Breakfast, the Presbyterian Women’s Circles, and the Adult Bible Study group on Sunday morning.
We share joys and concerns during the Sunday morning worship service. We also have an email list which members and friends of the church use to inform each other of prayer requests and announcements. Contact the church office [email protected] to have your email address added to the list, or to submit a prayer request.