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Prayer Lab

Most of us deeply desire to know God, to be led by God, and to allow ourselves to be loved by God. These things happen best through prayer. Prayer Lab Minute is a place of experimentation, trial, observation, and learning. Each episode offers an invitation and tips to try a new kind of prayer. Join Deacon Nina and connect with your Creator!

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Prayer Lab Video Archives


Prayer Lab Resources

Prayer Lab Sessions: Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sundays at 9:55 am to explore different prayer practices led by our Prayer Lab team. No experience necessary and no speaking required! Join via Zoom:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86988007461?pwd=NnNxUWsxNDFjaDRrMHhWN1RMSUo3QT09. Meeting ID: 869 8800 7461 Passcode: breathe

Epiphany Home Blessing

Prayer Lab Session Videos

Welcoming Prayer Practice

An introduction to the power of welcoming prayer and guided practice.

Letting Go of Ego

The phrase “emptied himself” is the English translation of the Greek verb kenosein, which is where the word kenosis comes from. Jesus is practicing gentle release and he continues to practice it in every moment of his life.

Lovingkindness Meditation

Be guided by this lovingkindness meditation. Find yourself a quiet place where you can close your eyes and pray in love.

Praying in Color

Follow this guided practice of prayer with praying in color. You will need markers, pens, crayons, colored pencils or some other implement of creativity & paper.


No Mud, No Lotus

This guided PrayerLab Session is based on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hahn - who suggests, “The main affliction of our modern civilization is that we don’t know how to handle the suffering inside us and we try to cover it up with all kinds of consumption.” The guided prayer practice is a call to be honest about our own suffering and gracious with ourselves through it.

2022 Faith Personal Retreat Closing Session

Watch this video as a closing to your time of personal retreat.


2022 Faith Personal Retreat Opening Session

Watch this video as an introduction to a personal retreat & blessing for you as you step away into prayer time with God.

 Allow Yourself to Be Loved

When Teresa of Avila was asked what she did in prayer, she replied, “I just allow myself to be loved." This guided prayer practice is about resting in God’s love, having compassion on yourself, and being strengthened to bear God’s light in the world.


Finding Prayer Books Everywhere

Theologian Karl Barth is reported to have said, "We must hold the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other.” This session explores this statement in relationship to prayer and how prayer is really an incarnational experience. We reflect upon how to use the newspaper, evening news, and Facebook as prayer books.