Ideas for a Prayer Garden

A prayer garden is a place of peace and serenity. Whether it's an expansive garden resting on acres of land or just your own little corner of the yard, a prayer garden can be a place for spiritual communion with God. It's a place of meditation amid nature's beauty. You have to plan your garden before you create it.

Focal Point Seating

Just like interior decorating, garden planning needs a focal point, such as a heavy wrought iron bench or a few chairs and a small table. Your eye is naturally drawn to it and you'll be inspired to go there and pray. Start your garden planning from the focal point. Be aware of the direction the sun rises and sets and move the bench about to get the view you desire. Consider what time of day you'll likely use the bench when planning your seating layout.

Water Feature

You should have a water feature in your prayer garden near your prayer bench so you can easily hear and see it. The sound of splashing water is soothing and has a calming effect on the soul or a restless mind. Choose a plain fountain in a bucket or take a little more time to install a mini pond complete with fish like Koi. Select a fountain style that suits your garden. For example, if you want your garden to have a more Roman style to it, select a fountain housed in a broken Roman pot.

Prayer Stones

Select a few prayer stones, which are simply fabricated rocks with inscribed inspirational words, such as "peace," "love" or "faith." Or, prayer stones can have specific scriptures, such as Jeremiah 29:11, a very inspirational passage. Prayer stones can be placed in rock or sand gardens. Rearrange them until you get the look you want.