Used as a quiet place to relax and recharge, a meditation or prayer garden is a place of peace and tranquility.
Finding a quiet place is the best way to get the most out of your prayer time. There is something peaceful about sitting outdoors enjoying the “silence” of the birds, the breeze, and the rustling leaves. While we can pray anytime and anywhere, it is those times we spend in quiet, away from the noise and the distractions of our fast-paced lives that we can speak from our hearts and listen to what God is saying.
There are so many reasons why we need to pray, but the most important reason is to open the doors to a relationship with God. Just as it is important to communicate and spend time with loved ones, it is just as important to foster our relationship with God.
Jesus Himself would seek time alone to pray to His Father: “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed” (Mark 1:35). His actions served as a guide for us to spend time alone with our Heavenly Father.