Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The prayer tower, also know as the ORU alien spaceship, is one of my favorite places on campus.
When I step inside the prayer tower, I am on the 1st floor.
To my left is the prayer room, which is my ultimate favorite part of the prayer tower. You walk through the prayer room doors and the room is very dimly lit. there is slow paced worship music playing that sets the mood quickly. There is a cross directly across from the entrance and paper to write on set at the feet of the cross. When I get close to the cross, I find holes in the cross, for me to leave my prayers in.
When I enter the 2nd floor, I see windows all around me in a circle. Through them I can see the entire campus, and a large portion of the city of Tulsa.
As I walk around and view the far out distance, it becomes a rather emotional experience. There is something so beautiful about it.
There are different churches right outside the ORU boundaries, so I can see crosses propped up seemingly all over town. It always makes me want to smile and say, "This is God's country."
Each room has a featured quote.
One of the best features of the prayer tower, is how cool it looks in the beautiful Oklahoma sunsets.
While mentioning sunsets, here is my favorite sunset picture from my time here: