DeKALB – Immanuel Lutheran Church & Student Center, home to several ministries including Little Lambs Preschool, held a dedication and blessing of its new Prayer Walk on Aug. 23.
The Immanuel Prayer Team and Outreach Board spent considerable time this summer brainstorming ideas of ways to be of service and offer comfort to people during the pandemic, while remaining socially distanced.
Linda Hursh and Jackie Hanson, co-chairs of the project, said the Prayer Walk offers reassurance and guidance through prayer and allows visitors feel closer to God.
The Prayer Walk is a tour of the church property. As you walk around, there are signs with Bible verses and prayer ideas to go with the verses. There is a longer stretch, which takes about 20 minutes if you walk straight through, or a shorter loop for those who are just looking for some quick quiet time. Anyone looking for walking steps on their Fitbit, this offers that, too.
The path begins by the garden on the northwest corner of the parking lot, opposite the main doors. It also can begin at the playground area by the picnic tables. Twenty different signs are on the trees and on the ground. Everyone is invited to walk, read and pray. Easy directions can be found along with a map just inside the church entrance. There also is a plan to place brochures at both of the start points.
The Prayer Walk will be taken down Oct. 31 for the winter months, but will return in the spring.
The church is located at 511 Russell Road in DeKalb.
For a copy of the Prayer Walk or more information on Immanuel Lutheran Church ministries, visit ImmanuelDeKalb.com.