One of my favorite hangouts in Tulsa is located right in the very heart of Midtown Tulsa — right across the street from the iconic Utica Square shopping center.
It’s a quiet place, a peaceful place, a place where you can come as you are, a place where everyone is welcome at any time of day or night. It’s always open to anyone who wants to stop by and spend time with the Lord. Jesus is there waiting for you. Come by and visit him.
I am talking about the Chapel of Peace at the St. John Medical Center at the northeast corner of East 21st Street and South Utica Avenue in Tulsa. It is convenient to the main parking garage between the Emergency Room and the main information desk on the first floor.
Jesus is front and center there — present on the altar behind the luna in the monstrance. If you are Roman Catholic you understand what that is. However, people who go there regularly to be with Jesus are not just Catholics. Regular “adorers” at the chapel are local people of all faith communities: Roman Catholics, Episcopalians, Unitarians, Evangelical Christians who attend non-denominational churches, Presbyterians, Methodists, and Southern Baptists. All are welcome.
There is something mystical about this place that draws you in and holds you. I cannot explain it, but you will feel what I am talking about as soon as you walk in. My belief is that it is the presence of Christ in the consecrated host that draws us to him. If your heart is ready to respond to his call, then perhaps he will draw you to the chapel too.
I started going to the St. John perpetual adoration chapel many years ago before I ever became a Roman Catholic. I became a regular visitor while I was living in Broken Arrow and going through a divorce. It’s the adoration chapel at St. John that drew me to midtown Tulsa.
When my father was dying at a hospital in Houston (now almost ten years ago) I recall visiting the chapel at his hospital and noticing that it felt sterile and empty — something was missing. First of all, there was no one else there.
At St. John, there is always someone in the Adoration Chapel. Except for a few occasions (most notably, during the ice storm of December 2007 when the hospital was on emergency power), the chapel has been open continuously 24-7-365 since August of 1983 when perpetual adoration began there.
Usually there are two people scheduled to be in the chapel for regularly scheduled prayer slots.
If you are interested in signing up to become a regular adorer, you can contact Tony at 918-742-3593 or Ellen at 918-829-6561. God will bless you and your family.
Come and join us in prayer day or night.
Yes, prayer is at the heart of Midtown Tulsa.
If you are looking for other really amazing places to pray, why not visit the labyrinth at St. John Episcopal Church or the outdoor Stations of the Cross at St. Thérèse Roman Catholic Church in Collinsville, or the outdoor Stations of the Cross at St. Anne Roman Catholic Church in Broken Arrow?
Here is a brief (and by no means complete) list of a few local places to pray and worship in the Tulsa area:
- The Chapel of Pease at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa
- The main chapel at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa
- The Livingston Chapel at Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa
- The chapel at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa
Episcopal / Anglican
Seventh Day Adventist
Other Places of Worship
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Debbie Solano is an Accredited Land Consultant and Certified Residential Specialist with a Broker-Associate license which hangs at the Midtown Tulsa office of Coldwell Banker Select REALTORS®. She would enjoy your feedback or questions. She can be reached at 918-724-8201 or dsolano@cbTulsa.com.
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