Lost in Wonder finds fans worldwide

Over 5,000 people have a taken a journey through an onlineprayer labyrinth since it was launched by The Methodist Church inOctober last year. Lost in Wonder offers a place for meditativeprayer for anyone at their computer, and the response from visitorshas been overwhelmingly positive.

The site has recently been revamped with background music and anonline gallery where people can share the paintings they can createas part of their journey through the labyrinth. In response topublic demand, a standalone version is being developed, so thatpeople can use the labyrinth even when not connected to theInternet.

Some of the comments received about the labyrinth include: 'I can'tbelieve the É gentle peace that I am experiencing from going on thejourney of your Labyrinth'; 'What a wonderful discovery Ð thelabyrinth is an excellent aid to spiritual experience on thisMonday afternoon.'; 'It was a fairly swift journey today to explorewhat was being offered. I shall encourage others to use Lost inWonder, and I will return to have a more reflective journey.'

One surprise has been the number of visitors from overseas. TheRevd Michaela Youngson, who oversaw the project, said 'although wespeak of the world wide web, it still comes as a little shock torealise that people from all over the world are visiting Lost inWonder. It is also great to receive positive comments from peoplewith such a wide variety of church backgrounds. It was neverdesigned to be just for British Methodists, and so I'm delighted tosee that we are helping all sorts of people in so manyplaces.'

The address for the labyrinth is www.lostinwonder.org.uk/