About the Arkansas House of Prayer

Our Mission

The Arkansas House of Prayer is an interfaith haven, set apart in nature, dedicated to contemplative prayer, meditation, and quiet, where all are welcome.

People who visit Arkansas House of Prayer for prayer and meditation come from all walks of life. There are clergy who come here to recharge their ministerial batteries or to seek inspiration for sermons and lay people who are faithfully devoted to their own spiritual work. There are busy career women and men who cherish a half hour of quiet during a weekday lunch break and there are retirees who show up every morning or afternoon for their daily practice. There are parents who bring their children to encourage them in their spiritual growth and there are family members caring for sick relatives who come here for respite and healing for themselves. There are others who come and simply walk the labyrinth and enjoy the quiet of the natural setting that surrounds the House of Prayer. Whoever you are, wherever you are on your journey, our doors are open as a quiet resting place for all who seek it.

House of Prayer suporting ministries

We are grateful to those who give their time, money, and gifts  to those who support us:

The Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas
Susan Sims Smith / SeedWork
St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church
Our many donors and volunteers

House of Prayer staff

Sister Deborah Troillett, Executive Director

Rev. Stephanie Fox, Associate Director of Programs

House of Prayer Board of Directors

Chucki Bradbury, Board President
Kate Althoff
Dr. Nick Cole
Catherine Crews
Dr. Catherine Crisp
Emily Lewis
Stacey Ronnel
Sophia Said
Dr. Rick Smith
The Rev. Mary Vano
The Rev. Susan Sims Smith, Founder and Life Member