Lynchburg College now offers two spaces for meditation, contemplation and prayerful reflection.
Spiritual Life has started the process of establishing a prayer space in the Drysdale student center. We have begun by placing our prayer wall. You can find it on the 2nd floor across from the entrance to the campus store.
Our prayer wall presents several options for expressing your prayer concerns. The background is black chalk paint and you may write on it directly with chalk. We will remember each intention in prayer and weekly wipe them clean as they are presented and released to the Creator.
In the upper left hand corner of the wall you will see a wire cage-like material with pieces of brown paper rolled and placed inside. These requests are more private, and we prayerfully remember them and will leave them until there is no more space. Below the wire cage you will find a map of the world. Please place a pin in the area you would like for us and the Lynchburg College campus community to remember in prayer.
The bottom of the center panel has a magnetic board with words you may creatively place to express a sentiment or concern.
The right panel has a wire tree with paper leaves of different colors. You may write a prayer intention on a leaf and attach it to the tree. We will remember these requests in prayer and remove them as the tree becomes full.
We also ask for your prayers. As you approach the prayer wall please remember in your prayers those who have expressed their concerns. Lynchburg College is a diverse community with many understandings of how and when to pray. It is the intention of the Center for Spiritual Life of LC to be respectful of all faith traditions and to provide a place of comfort and understanding to all. If you would like to personally meet with someone, please call us, and we will be honored to listen to your story or concerns in person.
The second second opportunity for prayer and reflection is the walking labyrinth in the woods behind McWane Hall. Walking a labyrinth is a meditative, prayerful experience. It is not a maze because there are no wrong turns but a path that is outlined to lead to the center and eventually back to the beginning. It is a journey that is very individual in its experience. To find the labyrinth, take the stairs to the right of the AC units behind McFrack parking lot. Follow the path to the labyrinth on the left. A perfect opportunity to experience the labyrinth will be on October 5th when a dedication ceremony will take place. The group will meet behind Turner gym at 4 p.m. and then walk through the woods to the labyrinth to begin the ceremony at 4:30 p.m.
Peace and Blessings to all!