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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your support allows us to create and maintain programs and projects like the prayer walk! Thank you.
- City of Franklin: The Fuller Story:
- Mansfield,Stephen, Grant, George.(1997) Faithful Volunteers: The History of Religion in Tennessee, Cumberland House Publishing.
- Miller, Andrew B. (Presented Oct. 28, 2000) The History of Revival in Franklin, TN
- Visit Franklin: Masonic Lodge: https://visitfranklin.com/see-and-do/historic-masonic-hall
- Visit Franklin: African American Neighborhoods: https://visitfranklin.com/sites/default/files/aa_driving_tour.pdf