Diocesan youth will offer a prayer room adjacent to the floor of diocesan convention at All Saints Episcopal School November 11-12. The prayer room will be set up in the wrestling room in the school gym, site of the convention business sessions on Saturday, November 12. The goal of the prayer room is to offer a quiet moment for folks during convention to contemplate, pray. and leave refreshed. Prayer room items are provided by the youth of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Keller/Southlake; All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth; and Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth.
The prayer room will have Scrabble prayers and prayer stones. Scrabble prayers offer a different way to spell out a prayer request, a loved one’s name. or something being struggled with, such as doubt or fear.
Prayer stones are small stones people can write on. The hope is that people can leave things that are weighing them down in this particular prayer station. People can choose a stone from a basket, grasp the stone for a moment and think of something that is keeping them from drawing closer to Jesus. Write a word, or draw something on the stone. Then put the stone back and walk away. The hope is the ritual will be helpful and liberating.