In the midst of our communal brokenness and with our diverse experiences and perspectives we invite you to hold our city in prayer, presence and love. The Louisville Prays initiative is co-sponsored by Interfaith Paths to Peace and Center for Interfaith Relations. Louisville Prays and Community events are listed below.
Candles will be a guiding symbol for all of the Louisville Prays events. The flame represents our common humanity and the different candles our unique expressions of its light.
Through the election season, we are asking all Louisvillians at 8:00 PM to light a candle and stand outside, at a street corner in their neighborhood, or place a flameless candle in a window as a sign of offering love and healing presence to our city.
Interfaith Prayer Service | Sept. 22
Religious and Spiritual leaders from across our city gathered at Waterfront Park and lighted candles and offered prayers, meditations, songs, and chants from their diverse traditions.
Twelve-Hour Online Prayer Vigil | Sept. 23
The day after the Attorney General's announcement on the Breonna Taylor case, we hosted a Twelve-Hour Online Prayer and Reflection Vigil for our city (8:00 AM to 8:00 PM). Prayers, songs, poems, reflections, and chants were offered on the hour and half hour. The Vigil was hosted on Facebook Live.
11-11:30 AM every Wednesday
Jefferson Square Park (6th & Jefferson)
Organized by Prayer Changes Things Movement. "We just sing and pray for 30 minutes to an hour. Anyone is welcome to come up and sing or read a scripture or just pray." All are welcome! Visit their Facebook page: Prayer Changes Things Movement.
5-5:40 PM every Wednesday thru Nov. 18th
The Big Four Bridge
Organized by Louisville Showing Up for Racial Justice-Faith, Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Justice, and Sowers of Justice. Meet on the lawn to the immediate left of the bridge ramp. Gathering in the spirit of nonviolence with masks and safe distancing at 10 feet will be required. Bring a chair if you wish.