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Canaan in the Desert

 9849 N 40th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85028, United States

Canaan in the Desert’s Prayer Garden is stunning in every way. First and foremost, it is the birthplace of the Evangelical Sisterhood of Mary, a group of Lutheran sisters who are fully dedicated to Jesus. Mother Basilea Schlink established their order in the years following WWII. The Prayer Garden is a journey through Christ’s life. It is a sacred space filled with respect, holiness, silence, meditation, and devotion.

It was founded by Mother Basilea Schlink in 1968, is also the home of our literature, audio/radio, and video ministries. All over America, television shows such as the Easter Special No Greater Love (a walk through the Prayer Garden) have been broadcast. “They talk about God and love — and I love it!” says one Rhode Island program director.

The Prayer Garden, with its sculpted reliefs portraying Jesus’ Passion and Resurrection, could tell several stories: stories of hope, relationships restored, and lives cured of addictions — all in response to prayer .For them, prayer is a way of life, whether it’s trusting God to provide for their everyday needs, celebrating His salvation, or praying for humanity and the country as a whole.

They were called by God to serve in Phoenix, and they long to help others grow closer to Jesus, to inspire those who are suffering, and to see a return to God’s directives for living: the Ten Commandments. They also look at realistic ways to help those who are in need. Chaplains are grateful for free, faith-inspiring printed messages to inspire inmates and their families as prison populations grow and budgets for Christian literature are cut.

It’s a desert oasis, to be sure. This beautiful, well-kept prayer garden is a haven of tranquility and elegance. People  come here to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, to pray, and to be still. There are numerous factors that contribute to the uniqueness of this place. The garden is lovely, and there is plenty of shade. You can walk through the stations of the cross, go to the prayer chapel, or just relax and enjoy the scenery.

Phoenix, Arizona is blessed to be the home of so many amazing historical landmarks.  Here’s a short list of our favorites: 

  • Camelback Mountain
  • Arizona State Fair
  • Heritage Square Phoenix
  • Chinese Cultural Center
  • Gila River War Relocation Center
  • Hunt’s Tomb
  • Steele Indian School Park
  • Tovrea Castle

All of these wonderful landmarks are located just a short distance from our location located at 7319 North 16th Street in Phoenix, Arizona! Stop by for a visit anytime!

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