Downtown Franklin Self-Guided Prayer Walk

Our friend (and Franklin, TN native!) Laura Beth Peters takes you on a tour to explore a few locations of spiritual significance as it relates to the history of Franklin.

The tour covers a one mile loop that starts and ends from the prayer house. Since the tour is self-guided, you can do it all at one time or visit individual stops as you prefer.

Take a paper map with you at the prayer room, or follow along on this page for each stop and the accompanying audio clip.


Stop #1:

From FPH, go right on 2nd towards South Margin and take a right. Walk through the light on 3rd Ave. and come to 4th and Margin for the first stop: La Casa De Mi Padre, former home to the Holiness Tabernacle. A significant corner where a great move of God happened here! Pray holiness and openness to moves of God.

Stop #2:

Turn Right on 4th and turn right on Church St.
Second stop: 303 Church St. Home to the recording of “Jesus Freak” a Billboard Top 10 hit song about standing up for the belief in Jesus in the midst of persecution! Pray for the creatives and producers in our city.

Stop #3:

Turn around on Church St and go to 5th Ave.
Third stop: Franklin 1st United Methodist where E.M. Bounds preached and where his pulpit still sits. Pray for unity.

Stop #4:

Walk towards Main St. You’ll pass K-LOVE radio (largest Christian radio station in the country, massive influence.) Turn right on Main St and walk to the square. Fourth stop: The Square, where E.M. Bounds held a prayer meeting every Tuesday and first diverse faith gathering of the city of Franklin. Pray the ministry of reconciliation.

Stop #5:

From the Square continue down Main St. all the way to 2nd and turn right. Fifth stop: Look on the left for the Franklin Masonic Lodge. Here Andrew Jackson signed a treaty with Chickasaw tribal leaders that 7 years later led to the unfortunate Trail of Tears. Pray repentance and healing. Pray also for discernment for leaders and those in authority.

Stop #6:

Final stop is the corner of 2nd Ave S and Church St. This city block has been home to African American churches that have since moved. Most of the churches in downtown Franklin are white; Pray diversity in land ownership and businesses represented in downtown Franklin.

Your Tour Guide:

Laura Beth Peters is a Franklin, TN native and friend of the Franklin Prayer House. She is the Co-Host and Producer at Steel Magnolias Podcast alongside her sister, Lainie.

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