Resurrection Prayer Walk
Prayer Walk Introduction
This Holy Space
As you enter the Resurrection Prayer Walk, step away from the demands and distractions of life and spend time connecting with God through listening, prayer and reflection. The path is about one third of a mile, or the same distance as the Via Dolorosa—the path Jesus walked from Pilate’s court to the cross. The scripture, natural surroundings and art encountered at each station follow the mission and ministry of Christ.
There is no right or wrong way to journey this path of prayer. You may choose to spend time in silent reflection, meditate on the scriptures posted at the stations, express the prayers of your own heart either silently or spoken, or follow the reflections and prayers in this guide.
Regardless of what you decide, we believe you will encounter God’s presence as you spend time in prayer and contemplation in this holy space.
In addition to the natural beauty of the Kansas prairie, three original art pieces are installed at stations in the prayer walk. Resurrection worked collaboratively with Leopold Gallery to commission artists whose work comes alive and takes on added significance in this Holy Space.
Established in 1991, Leopold is a nationally-ranked gallery as well as a professional art consulting and design firm located in the Brookside area of Kansas City. Leopold’s mission is to help build regional culture. Whether assisting beginning collectors, or consulting on massive projects like Saint Luke’s Hospital and Kauffman Stadium, they strive to exceed expectations. Leopold carries and creates world-class art in a variety of styles and media, always ensuring that works of the highest professional standard result.
Jesus was baptized. While he was praying, heaven opened up and the Holy Spirit descended upon him. Luke 3:21-22 Jesus’ ministry begins at his baptism, which is represented by this fountain. At Christ’s baptism, the Holy Spirit descends upon him and Jesus moves from...read more
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted. Matthew 4:1 After his baptism, Jesus endured a time of testing, temptation and discernment in the barren wilderness, which is represented by this single, sparse cypress tree. Scripture He’s able to...read more
Jesus went up on a mountain and began to teach them... Matthew 5:1-2 On a grassy slope overlooking the Sea of Galilee (illustrated by this mural), Jesus directed his followers to a life worth living. Scripture “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is...read more
Narrow is the road that leads to life. Matthew 7:14 “Do not be troubled. Trust in God. Trust also in me.” John 14:1 Jesus called all different types of people to lay aside their lives’ plans and follow him. This bridge represents the challenging path that we often...read more
“As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.” John 17:18 In Jesus’ ministry, he spent time with all types of people, from all different walks of life and invited them all to be a part of God’s story—stressing that all are welcome in...read more
Jesus withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” Luke 22: 41-42 In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus prayed before he was betrayed. This stone kneeler...read more
Crying out in a loud voice, Jesus said, “Father, into your hands I entrust my life.” After saying this, he breathed his last. Luke 23:46 The crowd and religious establishment demanded Jesus be crucified. He was harassed, beaten and mocked as he carried the Roman cross...read more
Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me will live, even though they die.” John 11:25 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to pay homage at Jesus’ tomb only to find that he wasn’t there; He had risen. The wind that moves...read more