December 29, 2009
Labyrinth of Prayer - 50 Verses
In Snowmass Village, Colorado, the Anderson Art Ranch (in conjunction with the next-door Snowmass Chapel) currently has a Prayer Labyrinth laid out on the floor. I walked it for 40 minutes with 5 family members, and silently talked to Jesus, while listening to sacred chants. After a Facebook status to this effect, a friend mentioned she didn't know what a prayer labyrinth was, and that she was going to Google it. So I did the same, to see what she would find. There were positives and negatives, naturally. Some Christians criticize the whole thing as New Age and deceptive. It is true, any tool can be used for truth or deception. So I looked up some good Bible verses to meditate on while walking a prayer labyrinth, to keep the focus on the Truth. Some of these had already come to mind as I walked the path and prayed, trying to keep my center on Jesus. Others are wonderful ones I'd like to remember in the future. If I laid out a prayer labyrinth of my own, I think I would want to paint many of these along the path for walkers to think on as they travel.
50 Great WAY/PATH Bible verses to meditate on while walking a Prayer Labyrinth (35 WAY verses, 15 PATH verses)
Two From the NEW TESTAMENT
John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Luke 1:78-79 ...the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.
48 from the OLD TESTAMENT
2 Sam 22:37 You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn.
Psalm 16:11 You have made known to me the path of life.
Psalm 23:3 He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Psalm 25:4 Show me your ways , O LORD, teach me your paths.
Psalm 27:11 Teach me your way, O LORD.
Psalm 119:32 I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.
Psalm 119:35 Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.
Psalm 119:101 I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I might obey your word.
Psalm 119:104 I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.
Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
Proverbs 4:26 Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm.
Proverbs 12:28 In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.
Proverbs 23:19 Listen, my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path.
Isaiah 26:7 The path of the righteous is level; O upright One, you make the way of the righteous smooth.
Exodus 23:20 See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.
Exodus 33:13 Teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you.
Deuteronomy 5:33 Walk in all the way that the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days.
Deuteronomy 8:6 Observe the commands of the LORD your God, walking in his ways and revering him.
2 Samuel 22:31 As for God, his way is perfect.
2 Samuel 22:33 It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.
1 Kings 8:23 O LORD, God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth below—you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way.
1 Kings 8:58 May he turn our hearts to him, to walk in all his ways.
Nehemiah 9:12 By day you led them with a pillar of cloud, and by night with a pillar of fire to give them light on the way they were to take.
Job 23:10 But he knows the way that I take.
Psalm 25:9 He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.
Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go.
Psalm 37:5 Commit your way to the LORD.
Psalm 37:34 Wait for the LORD and keep his way.
Psalm 86:11 Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth.
Psalm 119:30 I have chosen the way of truth; I have set my heart on your laws.
Psalm 128:1 Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in his ways.
Psalm 139:3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
Psalm 139:24 See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Psalm 142:3 When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who know my way.
Psalm 143:8 Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.
Proverbs 2:8 He guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.
Proverbs 5:21 For a man's ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all his paths.
Proverbs 10:29 The way of the LORD is a refuge for the righteous, but it is the ruin of those who do evil.
Proverbs 14:8 The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception.
Proverbs 19:2 It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way.
Proverbs 20:24 A man's steps are directed by the LORD. How then can anyone understand his own way?
Proverbs 21:2 All a man's ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart.
Isaiah 43:19 I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.
Isaiah 48:17 I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.
Jeremiah 6:16 Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.
Lamentations 3:40 Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD.
Hosea 14:9 The ways of the LORD are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them.
Haggai 1:5 Now this is what the LORD Almighty says: "Give careful thought to your ways."
Hmmm, after careful consideration, Jesus is my Way, whether I'm walking a prayer labyrinth or the roads of life.
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