New Orleans Prayer Pilgrimage

New Orleans Prayer Pilgrimage

A self-guided prayer pilgrimage for those visiting New Orleans. The pilgrimage offers a driving tour of New Orleans and the surrounding area. Neighborhoods and ELCA churches most dramatically impacted by Hurricane Katrina and the resulting floodwater are included on the journey.

Participants may stop at various “prayer stations” to reflect and pray. Bidding prayers are available below for download and are formatted to be copied as a half-fold bulletin for participants.

Ideas for planning the trip, map and directions, prayers, and “Ways You Can Help” are available for participants to download and copy. A journal from a group who went on the pilgrimage in March 2007 is also available.

How-to Guide

Ideas for planning your prayer pilgrimage trip, lodging, etc.

Driving Directions and Maps

A detailed turn-by-turn route to several ELCA churches and surrounding neighborhoods.

Bidding Prayers

Prayers in a bulletin-styled format to be duplicated on two sides for use on the pilgrimage.

Ways to Help

Suggested ways you can help in the recovery and rebuilding

Pilgrimage Journal

A journal from a participant in the pilgrimage

A collection of reflections, journals, and sermons from pastors and faith leading serving Southern Louisiana congregations of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The voices articulate the loss and suffering experienced from the storm and its aftermath; yet resonating throughout is the sound of a resilient faith and hope for the future.

Voices of Faith in the Midst of the Storm

As it is, there are many parts, but only one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you.”

~ 1 Corinthians 12:20-22a