Mt. Zion Prayer Garden History
In July of 2004, work began on creating a Prayer Garden behind our former parsonage next to our church. A site was selected near two towering trees that survived the devastating Mt. Zion UMC fire of 1976 - a graceful white oak and a stately tulip poplar.
Prayer plans were to create an area to pause and appreciate the beauty of creation and to thank God for His blessings. A quiet place to reflect, pray, and listen like Elijah, for His "... still small voice." 1 Kings 19: 12
All are welcomed to drop by to pray, reflect, or to read your Bible. You are also invited to leave a prayer, praise or other comment in our journal inside our Bible book box. For special photo opportunities, please contact the church so that the garden may look it's best that day. Volunteers are always most appreciated to help with maintenance of flower beds and the fountain.
Special inscribed bricks in memory of or in honor of loved ones, organizations or events surround the fountain. New bricks with your choice of inscriptions may be ordered by contacting us through the church office. All proceeds help to pay our church mortgage.
In the summer of 2020 new bricks were ordered to be displayed in the prayer garden or to be carried home by the donors. Special thanks to all donors whom by their generous monetary gifts of donating new bricks, are also helping to reduce the church mortgage. May you be blessed on your own visits to the garden to ponder, pray... or to help maintain and keep the area beautiful. To God be the glory!
Historical Photos of the MZ Prayer Garden
Start the PLAY arrow on the upper left of the 1st image to begin a slideshow.
In the larger image below click on the upper left to play a slideshow of the garden flowers.
Thank you for visiting the MZ Prayer Garden. May God bless you.