Love Thy Neighbor 2015 Video is HERE!
We are so excited to bring you the video of last September’s interfaith gathering, “Love Thy Neighbor: Meeting at the Well,” where people of many faiths gathered to pray, laugh, listen, sing, and eat together. The event hosted 400+ people and was followed by the 2nd annual Interfaith Food Festival that featured foods of ritual or cultural significance to the people and faiths represented at Love Thy Neighbor.
This special gathering was hosted by St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Little Rock and is co-sponsored by The Interfaith Center (interfaith.itssm.org) and Arkansas House of Prayer. We hope you enjoy the video and make plans to attend next year’s event on Thursday, September 8, 2016. Theme TBA.
COMING JANUARY 2016
$35 (Checks payable to Arkansas House of Prayer). For more information, contact the Rev. Cindy Fribourgh here.
Sponsored by Arkansas Interfaith Center, a ministry of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church.
Come experience the beauty of Sacred Silence.
We hope your time here will be peaceful and renewing. In silence we may feel God’s presence, experience guidance, restore our energy, and be filled with insights. As you leave the fast pace of daily life, may the quiet in this place, the design of the building, and the beauty in nature bless you on your journey. The House of Prayer is a joint ministry of the Diocese of Arkansas and St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church. See more of us here.
What Visitors Are Saying About The House Of Prayer
“I just want you to know how much I love this House of Prayer! I’ve been strugging with some things lately, and I’ve had so many ‘breakthroughs’ since I have been visiting the House of Prayer. It’s really true: ‘Be still and know that I am God.'”
“We’re only two miles from the House of Prayer. We’ll be visiting often. Both our time at the House of Prayer and the drive there and back are peaceful.”
A mother and her nine year old son visited the House of Prayer one Sunday afternoon. I met them at the door to give them a short orientation. When I explained about the silence in the House of Prayer, the boy said, “Oh, this is where people come to look for peace, right?”
“When I entered the meditation room, I was drawn to the circle of earth in the middle and then immediately to the sky as I looked up. I knew that my sister would also want to visit this holy place. We will return.”
One woman who recently lost her husband wanted to get a key fob. “I wake up in the middle of the night, sometimes worried, sometimes very sad, and I can’t get back to sleep. With a key fob, I can come and be at peace any time during the day or night.”
A woman facing surgery asked for a key fob. “Visiting the House of Prayer is one way that I can prepare spiritually for my surgery and my recovery.”
Architectural photography: Timothy Hursley
“When I left the building I felt cleansed of petty issues”
“The last time I wept as copiously on entering a house of prayer was on a visit to the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople in 1956, when I sat under the dome with no other soul around.”
“I loved going with family. Quietness. Cushions. Having someone at the House to greet us.”
“I enjoyed the gracious welcome and the intentional opportunity for people to slow down before they enter the prayer circle.”
“This is a beautiful and very sacred spiritual place.”
“I felt closer to God than ever before. I prayed a lot to God last night. I talked to him about how we are both alike and how we are going to change the world”.
Mason, age 7, The morning after visiting the House of Prayer.