Open Cross Prayer Park
A beacon of hope and reminder of God’s love for all people.
The Prayer Park at Katy Community Fellowship.
A Beacon of Hope
24102 Kingsland Blvd
Katy, TX 77494
Raising the Cross
In Mark 11:17, Jesus quoted the prophet Isaiah declaring, "My Father's house will be called 'a house of prayer for all nations.'"
– Mark 11:17
"I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them, intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them."
– 1 Timothy 2:1 NLT
Baptismal / Amphitheater
A Reminder of God’s Love
A water baptismal sits at the base of the Open Cross. An amphitheater provides a place for baptism services, prayer and worship events. A community Easter Sunrise Service is held there yearly.
The cross, baptismal and amphitheater illustrates a spiritual journey for followers of Christ. The cross signifies Salvation for all who believe and the baptismal represents Christ’s resurrection as a believer chooses to follow Jesus and walk in a new life. The amphitheater represents a new follower participating along with God’s family (the Church) to worship and pray. Salvations, baptisms, worship, prayer, healing, freedom, restoration and revival are all what makes up the vision of the Open Cross Prayer Park.
A Place for Worship and Prayer
“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you.”
Seven Points of Prayer
The Open Cross
You are standing at the foot of an “Open Cross.” The cross represents an open door for Salvation and the assurance of eternal life with God.
Jesus Christ, God’s son came to earth to share the message of good news by dying for all people. God says, “For everyone has sinned and the wages of sin is death.” (Romans 3:23) The good news is, Jesus paid for our sins, and He goes on to say, “The gift of God (Salvation), is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
The cross Jesus died on gave us the invitation to accept God’s free gift. But that gift has to be received. Accepting this gift is as simple as asking God to forgive your sins and then to believe that God raised Jesus from the grave three days after his death. (Romans 10:9)
You can know right now that when you die you will spend eternity in Heaven. If you would like to follow Jesus Christ, pray something like this:
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. Amen
John 14:6 Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father but through me.”
1 Timothy 2:1–2 “I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority.”
The President, Vice-President and Executive Branch, the Legislative and Judicial Branches, State and local leaders, as well as those who serve and protect all need prayers for wisdom and protection.
Mark 11:17 Jesus said to them, “The Scriptures declare, My Temple will be called a house of prayer for all nations.”
This prayer point rotates flags of the nations that surround the 12’ Corten steel globe. Prayer for all nations as well as the persecuted church are offered here. The globe sits on a base inside the Star of David .
2 Corinthians 10:4 “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.”
These columns and rocks represent spiritual strongholds which include addictions, bitterness, prejudice, pride, immorality and anger. This prayer point illustrates both how these destructive habits loom large over us, while showing that they can be overcome and replaced with divine strongholds of love and purity.
Psalm 85:6 “Won’t you revive us again, so your people can rejoice in you?”
Throughout the Bible, fire was a representation of God’s presence. From Moses’ encounter with a burning bush, to Elijah calling down fire to devour the sacrifice he had prepared, to Acts 2 where the Holy Spirit came as what looked like flames of fire that sat upon the heads of those who were praying .
The revival prayer point’s flame signifies the need for God’s powerful presence to bring Revival and Spiritual Awakening across the nation and around the world.
James 5:15 “A prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well.”
Sit, listen and pray for healing over yourself or someone who is sick physically or emotionally. The request rock garden provides a place for you to leave your burdens and prayer needs.
Prayer Park Family Tree Bricks
Ephesians 2:19 GN “You are now citizens together with God’s people and members of the family of God.”
Praying for families to thrive rather than struggle. The family tree of engraved bricks is a way to pray for all families: nuclear, blended, single-parent, foster/adopt, childless, grandparent and extended.