Singing Our Journeys

African American Spirituals and Chants that Quiet the Mind
With Dr. Ysaÿe M. Barnwell and Rev. Susan Sims Smith
Saturday, September 7, 2019

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There is an awesome power in the human voice and when uncommon voices are blended for the common good, they become a vocal community at its best.

In this workshop, masterfully led by Dr. Ysaÿe M. Barnwell, singers and non-singers alike will share the common experience of learning in the oral tradition and singing rhythms, chants, and traditional songs from Africa and the Civil Rights Movement. The historical, social, and political context will provide an introduction to the songs.

All that is required is a willingness to sing.

Following Dr. Barnwell, The Rev. Susan Sims Smith, founder of The Interfaith Center and Arkansas House of Prayer, will lead participants in learning chants to help quiet the mind for meditation. She will also prepare them for an experience of silence in the House of Prayer.

Please click HERE to register. Lunch and snacks will be provided and are included in registration fee.

* Adult Ticket $45
* Student and Youth Ticket (age 13 and above) $20

For any question or more information, please contact Sophia Said, the Executive Director of The Interfaith Center or call her at 1 (801) 520-1565

For questions about ticket sales or to pay in advance by check, please contact Rev. Stephanie Fox, Associate Director of the Arkansas House of Prayer or call her at 501-681-3934.

Scholarships are available. Please contact Stephanie Fox or Sophia Said for scholarship information.

Walking the Sacred Path

Join us Sunday, May 5 from 2-4 p.m. for an afternoon of walking mediation sponsored by the Arkansas House of Prayer. This is an Interfaith event including presentations of Jewish, Muslim, and Christian practices. The workshop will be held in the upper level Parish Hall of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church. The cost is $20 and all proceeds go to the Arkansas House of Prayer. Click here for tickets or contact Stephanie Fox at 501-681-3934 for more information.

Centering Prayer/Meditation Retreat Saturday March 16

Centering Prayer/Meditation Retreat Offered
Nick Cole is leading a Centering Prayer/Meditation Retreat on Saturday March 16 from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.  The cost is $50. Vegetarian lunch is provided. Payments may be made by check payable to The Arkansas House of Prayer or through PayPal.  Advance registration is required.  People of all faiths are welcome. Scholarships are available. Click here  for registration, tickets, and additional information, or contact Stephanie Fox.

Nick Cole has been practicing centering prayer since May, 1990, when he attended his first ten day retreat at Snowmass, Colorado. He has taught centering prayer and led retreats in Colorado and Arkansas since that time. Nick is a retired physician and lives with his wife Carolyn, in Rogers, Arkansas, and Carbondale, Colorado. 

Workshop on Inner Healing and Meditation

The Rev. Susan Sims Smith is offering a workshop on inner healing and meditation on Saturday December 8 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cost is $35. Payments may be made by check payable to The Arkansas House of Prayer or through PayPal.  Registration is required.  Childcare is available for children 5 and under with advanced registration. All faiths are welcome.

 Click here for registration, tickets, and additional information, or contact Stephanie Fox.

Election Day Prayer Vigil Tuesday November 6


We may vote differently. We may pray differently. But as people of faith, we can be united for the good of our nation and community. Please come by the Arkansas House of Prayer on Election Day between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. – before your vote, or after – and help us support our community with an all-day silent prayer vigil. As always, the House of Prayer is an interfaith haven set apart in nature, dedicated to contemplative prayer, meditation, and quiet. All are welcome.

Love Thy Neighbor 2018 Together as One

Love Thy Neighbor 2018


Join us at 6 p.m. Thursday September 6 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church for the 7th Annual Love Thy Neighbor Event! 

The service will last about an hour and includes speakers from different faiths, time for prayer and silence, musical performances from local artists, an interfaith children’s chorus, and a presentation by the Multifaith Youth Group.

Stick around after the program; we’ll feed you! The Interfaith Food Festival will feature vegetarian dishes and food from several faith communities.  Although no childcare will be provided, children are welcome at this event.

More information at

Invite friends and share online.  Please share on Facebook or other social media using the tag #lovethyneighbor2018.

The event is FREE and all are welcome!

Arkansas House of Prayer and its sister organization, The Interfaith Center, both based in Little Rock, are honored to hold this gathering, now in its seventh year.

Love Thy Neighbor began as a peace-oriented service on the grounds of the House of Prayer, marking the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001 as an opportunity to draw people together who are dedicated to peace in our community and the world.

Located in West Little Rock on the campus of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Arkansas House of Prayer is set apart in Nature, dedicated to contemplative prayer, meditation, and quiet, where all are welcome (

The Interfaith Center is part of the Institute for Theological studies at St. Margaret’s, and its mission is to reduce the hatred and fear among the world religions (

Love Thy Neighbor Site