The Open Cross Prayer Park, built and maintained by Katy Community Fellowship, features seven points of prayer on its 2.7-acre grounds. Each station caters to a specific subject. (Courtesy Katy Community Fellowship)
Each prayer space is connected by a walking path that is lined with 66 steel scripture tiles; and each tile highlights a verse from the Bible pertaining to prayer. Tim Barker, lead pastor at Katy Community Fellowship, said the park gives visitors many opportunities to engage in faith practices.
“[Families] can listen to worship music, and as they walk around the park, they can listen to scriptures,” Barker said. “We have the data on QR codes, and there is one at each of the prayer points. It tells you a little bit about the artwork and the scriptures that go with it.”
For example, a 45-foot-tall steel cross, a baptismal pool and an amphitheater marks the salvation point of prayer at the head of the park and is a site for worship events, such as the community Easter Sunrise Service held annually, according to the park’s website.
The church aims to reach community members outside of its congregation with this project, Barker said. 281-391-0099. www.opencrossprayerpark.com