Huron Community Prayer Path and Labyrinth


930 S. Main St., Huron, OH 44839
Open dawn to dusk 7 days a week.
Wood chips and stone
B.R.A.T. Prayer Path and Labyrinth group
The Community Churches of Huron
129 x 129 feet
May 12, 2007



 Praying for the persecuted ...

Our Father in heaven, we seldom know their names. Your people are under attack, but it is hard to pray for them individually for there are so many ... and they are oppressed in places beyond our knowledge. Yet we are to remember them as though we ourselves were with them.  As we go about our daily lives, remind us that somewhere today a believer is facing condemnation, coercion, intimidation, and discrimination.
Some are imprisoned in jails and cargo containers. Some will (and are) face torture. Keep Your arms around them, fill them with Your Holy Spirit ... may Jesus shine brightly through them.  
Somewhere today, Lord, a young person will be rejected by family and friends. Though we don't know their nanes, we know the name of their Lord. Keep their faith strong; fill them mightily with your Holy Spirit, strengthen them for maximum impact for salvation for Jesus.
We implore You, Lord, on their behalf ... Give them relief and release, even more, strengthen them with power in their inner beings for reaching others for Christ.  Give them a testimony that CANNOT be denied and a fire that cannot be quenched. May they triumph over their persecutors and procecutors. May Your Word spread to the ends of the earth. And, Lord, PREPARE US to serve You without wavering, whether by life or by death.
For Yours is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory FOREVER.



The Huron Community Prayer Path and Labyrinth sits on 10 acres of wooded land at Zion Lutheran Church.

It is a wheelchair accessable labyrinth with three separate prayer paths.

There is a finger labyrinth for the visually impaired or for those who have trouble walking.

Benches are frequently placed on all three walking paths and at the center of the labyrinth.

At most benches there are prayer meditation boxes.

How to Start?


Walking the prayer labyrinth takes your walk towards the center and away from the center several times. You will find benches along the way to rest. The walk is one half mile in to the center and one half mile back to the entrance. We hope that you have a wonderful walk as you meditate, pray, and become rejuvenated. God bless as you begin.

Preparation for your walk can be as simple as taking a moment to stand at the entrance to the labyrinth, breathing and becoming clear about your intentions for walking. By being fully conscious of your intentions for your labyrinth walk; it will help harness the power of the labyrinth. Your purpose could be to walk, pray, thinking of a concern or an issue such as prayers for a friend, a relationship issue, or changing an emotional state.

It is important to allow your walk on the sacred space of the labyrinth to be an open minded one i.e. releasing expectations. As you develop a walking relationship with the labyrinth you will find that you will have amazing experiences. Just follow the path to the center, sit, pray and meditate, and then follow the path out.

Beginning a walk with a clear intention while at the same time keeping an open mind and soft heart for whatever unfolds on the walk teaches us to do the same in the larger walk of our own lives.

Relax your mind and humble your heart to focus on Christ. Allow God, to be the only person on your mind while you read these prayers.

O God, we come to you today for your help and your blessing. Lord, what we know not, teach us; Lord, what we have not, give us; Lord, what we are not, make us. Hear this prayer, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Dear Lord,

I thank you for this day. I thank you for my being able to see and to hear this morning. I’m blessed because You are a forgiving God and an understanding God. You have done so much for me and You keep on blessing me. Forgive me this day for everything I have done, said or thought that was not pleasing to you. I ask now for Your forgiveness.

Please keep me safe from all danger and harm. Help me to start this day with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude. Let me make the best of each and every day to clear my mind so that I can hear from you.

Please broaden my mind that I can accept all things.

Let me not whine and whimper over things I have no control over. Let me continue to see sin through God’s eyes and acknowledge it as evil… and when I sin, let me repent, and confess with my mouth my wrong doing, and receive the forgiveness of God.

And when this world closes in on me, let me remember Jesus’ example – to slip away and find a quiet place to pray. It’s the best response when I’m pushed beyond my limits. I know that when I can’t pray, You listen to my heart. Continue to use me to do Your will.

Continue to bless me that I may be a blessing to others. Keep me strong that I may help the weak. Keep me uplifted that I may have words of encouragement for others. I pray for those that are lost and can’t find their way. I pray for those that are misjudged and misunderstood. I pray for those who don’t know You intimately. I pray for those that don’t believe. But I thank You that I believe. I believe that You Lord God change people and God changes things. I pray for all my sisters and brothers, for each and every family



Find Us Faithful by Jon Mohr

1. We’re pilgrims on the journey of the narrow road,
And those who’ve gone before us line the way,
Cheering on the faithful, Encouraging the weary,
Their lives a stirring testament to God’s sustaining grace.
Surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses,
Let us run the race not only for the prize,
But as those who’ve gone before us, 
Let us leave to those behind us,
The heritage of faithfulness passed on through godly lives.

Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful. 
May the fire of our devotion light their way.
May the footprints that we leave, Lead them to believe, 
And the lives we live inspire them to obey.
Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful.

2. After all our hopes and dreams have come and gone,
And our children sift through all we’ve left behind,
May the clues that they discover,
And the memories they uncover,
Become the light that leads them
to the road we each must find. (chorus)


I Pledge Allegiance to the Lamb by Ray Boltz


I pledge allegiance to the Lamb, With all my strength, with all I am. I will seek to honor His commands. I pledge allegiance to the Lamb.

1. I have heard how Christians long ago, Were brought before a tyrant’s throne. They were told that he would spare their lives, If they would renounce the name of Christ. But one by one they chose to die, The Son of God they would not deny. Like a great angelic choir sings, I can almost hear their voices ring. (chorus)

2. Now the years have come and the years have gone, And the cause of Jesus still goes on. Now our time has come to count the cost, To refect this world, to embrace the cross. And one by one let us live our lives, For the One who died to give us life. ‘Til the trumpet sounds on the final day, Let us proudly stand and boldly say, (chorus)

3. To the Lamb of God who bore my pain, Who took my place, sho wore my shame, I will seek to honor His commands, I pledge allegiance to the Lamb. (chorus)


Amazing Grace

1. Amazing grace, how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see.

2. ‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear The hour I first believed!

3. Through many dan-gers, toils, and snares, I have already come;
‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far, And grace will lead me home.

4. The Lord has prom-ised good to me, His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be, As long as life endures.

5. And when this flesh and heart shall fail, And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil, A life of joy and peace.

6. When we’ve been there ten thousand years, Bright shining as the sun;
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise, Than when we’d first begun.


Sing Your Praise to the Lord by Rich Mullins


Sing your praise to the Lord, come on everybody,
Stand up and sing one more hallelujah.
Give your praise to the Lord. 
I can never tell you just how
much good that it’s gonna do ya.

1. Just to sing anew the song
your heart learned to sing,
When He first gave His life to you,
The life goes on and so must the song.
You gotta sing again the song born in your soul,
When you first gave your heart to Him, sing
His praise, Once more.

2. Just to sing aloud the song
that someone is dying to Hear,
Down in the maddening crowd,
As you once were before you hear the song,
You gotta let them know the truth is alive
to shine upon the way.
So maybe they can go, sing
your praises Once more.

3. Just to let the name of the Lord be praised
both for now and evermore,
Praise Him, all you servants.
Give your praise to the Lord, come on everybody,
Stand up and sing one more hallelujah.
Give your praise to the Lord.
I can never tell you just how much
good that it’s gonna do ya.
Just sing, sing, sing.
Come on, sing, sing, sing.
Let me hear ya now, sing,sing, sing.



Weeks of Devotions


Moses always wanted more.

I think we can safely say that few human beings have experienced God on this earth to the extent that Moses did. From meeting God in the burning bush, to parting the Red Sea, to watching manna fall from heaven, Moses saw much of God. In fact, after Israel’s escape from slavery in Egypt, God made it clear that Moses was the bearer of a special privilege when it came to God’s presence.
After leading the Israelite people to Mount Sinai through the Red Sea and away from Pharaoh’s army, God met with Moses on top of the mountain in a thick cloud. Strict rules were given before God descended upon the peak. These rules prohibited anyone from setting an inch of their person on even the foot of the mountain. The penalty for such an action was death. No one was to enter into this unique presence of God except Moses. Like one of those nightclubs with a line of people outside waiting to get in, God unfastened the rope from the stanchion and invited Moses into his presence. This was VIP territory.
The thick darkness of God scorched the top of the mountain like a consuming cloud. The people were terrified. But Moses entered in, and he spent time on the mountain with God. Moses experienced what it was like to behold a level and an intensity of the presence of God that you and I cannot even fathom. But the more of God he got, the more of God he wanted.
Even on the mountaintop, more wants more.
God finished giving Moses some instructions when Moses made a unique and audacious request. “Please show me your glory,” Moses said (Exodus 33:18). What? Hadn’t he seen enough? Had the glory of God not been made manifest to him in manifold ways? Was the staff-to-serpent trick not enough for Moses? What about when God defied nature to push the flat and flooded sea up like walls and dried up the perpetually soaked sea floor so that it was like concrete? Was that not enough glory for Moses to behold?
He entered into the cloud of thick darkness on top of Mount Sinai. He went into the places of God where no human being had ever been. He spoke with God like one human speaks with another. He moved from general presence to relational presence to visible presence. After all this, had he not seen enough of God’s glory? Apparently Moses had not.
This is the Moses Principle: more wants more. The presence of God had tossed the soul of Moses high into the air, and he wanted to sail higher still. The nearness of God tickled the heart of Moses, and he wanted to laugh more deeply still. The more Moses got of God, the more Moses wanted of God. The more we experience of God in this life, the more of God we will desire. That is the Moses Principle.

Absence: Curse or Clue? 

You’ve probably had a time in your life when you got more of God and wanted even more. That elation of discovery and depth can deeply impact us. But you’ve probably also experienced times when you felt a great distance between you and God. Since we often interpret intimacy with God as a reward, like being permitted into VIP territory, we conversely interpret distance as a punishment.
Absence is always a curse, we think. However, your ability to sense absence may actually be a clue of your love for God. Absence isn’t always a curse; sometimes it’s a clue.
I travel for a living. As a consequence, I am constantly forced to be absent from my wife. After returning from a trip she always has the same question for me: “Did you miss me?” She wants to know if I noticed her absence, if I longed for her presence, if the distance between us was in any way insufferable for me. Of course, I always answer, “I missed you like crazy!”
I answer this way because it’s completely true. I miss my wife when I’m away from her because I love her very much. In fact, the more I have come to love her, the more I have come to miss her when we are absent from each other. If I didn’t love her so much, I wouldn’t miss her so much. If I didn’t love her at all, I wouldn’t miss her at all. That is why the question, Did you miss me? is an important one. It is synonymous with, Do you still love me?
The same is true of our relationship with God. The more we come to love God, the more we long to be present with Him. The only problem is, like Moses, we find that we want more of God’s presence than we have been given. Even if that presence is as extreme as meeting God in a mighty cloud and hearing His voice thunder from it. We want more of God’s presence because we are in love with Him. We long for our God like I long for my wife.
If God feels far, it might be his voice calling out to you through the absence, saying, “See, you do love me.”
Absence doesn’t guarantee that you are a bad Christian. Distance doesn’t have to mean that you are far from God in a sinful, relational, or punishing way. Sometimes distance is a result of sin, but you may just be realizing, while you travel far from Him on this earth, that you miss Him because you love Him. Let your feelings of absence translate into affirmations of passion. Let your inclinations of distance turn into assurances of love.