Scriptural Phrases To Use While Praying The Labyrinth

Sometimes it is helpful to use a scriptural phrase to focus prayer on the labyrinth. Pick one or more of the verses listed below and let it orient your prayer as you move (All are taken from the NRSV unless noted).


My hope is from God.” Psalm 62:5b


“My soul finds rest in God alone” Psalm 61:1  NRSV


“In the day of my trouble I call on you, for you will answer me.” Psalm 86: 7


“God is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.” Psalm 103:8


“God restores my soul.” Psalm 23:3


“Worship God with gladness; come into his presence with singing.” Psalm 100:2


“My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.” Psalm 63:8


“I will remember your miracles of long ago.” Psalm 77:11b New International Version


“God is the strength of my heart.” Psalm 73:26b


“O God, you have searched me and known me.” Psalm 139:1


“Take delight in God, and God will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:3


“I praise you [God], for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your words; that I know very well.” Psalm 139:14


“Lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:24b


“There is surely a future hope for you, and our hope will not be cut off.” Proverbs 23:18 New International Version


“God gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless.” Isaiah 40:29


“Where two or three are gathered in my [Jesus’] name, I am there among them.” Matthew 18:20


“I [Jesus] am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20b


“The truth will make you free.” John 8:32


“My peace I to give you.” Jesus quoted in John 15:27b


“God’s love has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.” Romans 5:5


“Be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of God, because you know that your labor is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:58


We do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day.” 2 Corinthians 4:16


“My [Christ’s] grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9b


“Cast all your anxiety on God, because God cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 NRSV


“If my father and mother forsake me, God will take me up.” Psalm 27:10


“God is a refuge of the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.” Psalm 9:9