Our Approach to Prayer
At Cedar Ridge, the practice of prayer is central to all that we do. Our goals of spiritual growth, authentic community, and servanthood all depend on close communication and communion with God.
The Bible exhorts us to pray without ceasing, to pray continuously, and to pray in all circumstances, which indicates that prayer is more than specific words or techniques. Prayer is about nurturing a relationship with our loving Creator, and it can take many forms and look different for different people at different times.
Prayer is a way of life, and we support one another in living this life to the full. We encourage contemplative practices like solitude and silence, and every Sunday during our time of communion we offer prayer stations around the sanctuary where we can pray with one another, write out prayers, light candles, and experience practices that engage our bodies and senses in prayer.
Our Prayer Walk & Labyrinth
Encircling our 63 acres of property is a prayer walk open to the public, with stops along the way for reflection and contemplation suitable for adults, youth, and children. The walk includes a prayer labyrinth.
Behind the scenes, we have a team of people to provide companionship and prayer in troubled times. Members of our Congregational Care group send cards and flowers and regularly pray for those in need, as well as offering personal help and services to Cedar Ridge attenders facing difficult times.
Join Us in Prayer
Join us on our prayer journey as we seek to “remain in” Jesus, who told his followers: “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 (You can download a description of some helpful prayer practices here.)
In 2009, I joined a prayer group at Cedar Ridge. . . I witnessed a community that didn’t reject anyone but demonstrated radical acceptance.