Outdoor Prayer Spaces

An outdoor prayer space is one that embraces the natural environment as its setting and draws on nature for its prayer activities. Many people say they feel closest to God in the outdoors and a prayer space here engages this instinctive response to nature to enable an exploration of prayer that isn’t possible indoors.

Some schools have an outdoor prayer garden, or they might call it a reflective or remembrance garden, as a permanent feature. It can help if these spaces are looked after regularly and occasionally incorporated as one of the activities in a bigger outdoor prayer space that’s being run for a few days.