Interfaith Paths to Peace (IPP) and the Center for Interfaith Relations (CIR) have joined together to launch “Louisville Prays.” This multifaith prayer initiative was conceived as our city awaited a decision in the case of Breonna Taylor — and it will continue in the days and weeks ahead. In the midst of our communal brokenness and with our diverse experiences and perspectives, we are inviting you to participate and hold our city in prayer, presence and love.

The series commenced with an Interfaith Prayer Gathering at the Big Four Bridge Lawn at Waterfront Park. Click here to see more photos from the moving multifaith event.

Candles will be a guiding symbol for all Louisville Prays events, with the flame representing our common humanity and the different candles signifying our unique expressions of its light.

“As a city, we must all pray for insight and strength in these difficult times, connecting with our neighbors as we navigate turmoil that, at its core, is a crisis of spirit,” adds Sarah Riggs Reed, managing director of CIR. “Together, we must work toward reckoning and ultimately reconciliation. I will pray for this.”

Louisville Prays events and news:


Starting Wednesday, Sept. 23, and going through the election season, we are asking Louisvillians to light a candle at 8 p.m. nigh

tly: Light a candle in your front yard or at a street corner in your neighborhood (or even place a flameless candle in your window) as a sign of love and a symbol of healing presence in our city.


If you would like a “Louisville Prays” yard sign or know of other opportunities for prayer you would like to promote, please send an email to

About the Center for Interfaith Relations: CIR celebrates the timeless wisdom contained in the diversity of the world’s faith traditions, honoring the union between thinking globally and acting locally. The center hosts the annual “Festival of Faiths,” a nationally acclaimed interfaith event featuring internationally renowned spiritual leaders, thinkers and practitioners.