Mennonite College Dedicates New Prayer Labyrinth

Courtesy of Menno-Lite

LTRP Note: The following article is posted by Menno-lite for informational and research purposes only and not as an endorsement of labyrinths.

Photo from The Mennonite – Hesston College Labyrinth

Hesston College dedicates prayer labyrinth
Written By: Emily Kauffman
The Mennonite – Daily News

Hesston (Kan.) College and the local community now have a new place to go for quiet contemplation or prayer with the completion of Hesston College’s prayer labyrinth.
With candles lighting the path, the labyrinth was dedicated Oct. 30. Bible and ministry faculty member Michele Hershberger led participants through the labyrinth in prayer while local musician Ben Regier set the mood with guitar and mandolin music.

“The labyrinth provides a place to let go of resentments, worries and emotional hurts while walking towards the center of the labyrinth and then to receive God’s love and peace while walking away from the center,” said Hershberger.

Prayer labyrinths offer a way of praying that brings a person’s whole body into the prayer. Individuals walk toward the center of the labyrinth and back out – a physical action that serves as a reminder of the spiritual action they are taking. Click here to continue reading.

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