The D. L. Moody Center Prayer Walk is a self-guided tour of the Northfield property. While the interior spaces of the various buildings are only available on the guided tour, we invite you to walk the Northfield property between the hours of 7:30a and 4:30p to learn about what God did through D. L. Moody. The prayer walk includes audio narration via our prayer walk app. You can also download a .pdf of the prayer walk and read as you visit each site. We ask that you use headphones for the audio portion of the tour to avoid disruptions for other visitors and guests.
Please keep in mind that D. L. Moody Center facilities may not be open to those participating in the prayer walk and we do not currently have external restrooms facilities or drinking fountains.
Experience the D. L. Moody Center in Northfield in a whole new way! This free app will introduce you to the D. L. Moody Center campus, walking you from location to location, setting the context for the significance of each place in the life and legacy of D.L. Moody.
We are thankful that you are here to learn more about the enduring life and ministry of D.L. Moody. You are about to have an incredible spiritual experience as you participate in the prayer walk and legacy experience.
What can I do with the prayer walk app?
You do not have to be on campus to experience the prayer walk. You can take this virtually anywhere and listen to the historical beauty of D. L’s legacy. Listen anytime anywhere.
Read along with the Prayer Guide and get introduced to the life and ministry of D.L Moody. Take a dive into who he was and how God empowered Moody in all his good work and the impact he had on Northfield and beyond
This app will allow you to visit or virtually visit the various historic sites on the D. L. Moody Center campus. You will see D. L. Moody’s birthplace, Revell Hall, Homestead, Doll House, the D.L Moody Auditorium, Martyrs Grove and Round Top.
You may also download this free guide that will introduce you to the D. L. Moody Center campus, walking you from location to location, setting the context for the significance of each place in the life and legacy of D.L. Moody. Example prayers, along with hymn lyrics from Ira Sankey, will help you connect with the rich spiritual heritage of Moody’s ministry and the Northfield campus.
- History & context for sites at the Moody Center
- Prayers & hymns to direct your focus
- Deeper connection to the Moody legacy
Did you know?
D.L. Moody only had a 5th grade education
Dwight L. Moody was born in Northfield, Massachusetts to Edwin and Betsey Moody in 1837. His father passed away when Dwight was only four years old, leaving his mother to raise her nine children alone. She struggled to provide schooling for her children, leaving Dwight with only a fifth grade education. When he turned 17, D.L. Moody moved to Boston to work in his uncle’s shoe store. Converted at age 18 by his Sunday school teacher, Moody left for Chicago.
In 1856, he established what would eventually become the Moody Memorial Church in Chicago. He soon left his shoe-making business to focus on his work as an evangelist- and the rest is history. Despite his lack of education, D.L. Moody changed the lives of many people all over the U.S. He never got tired of sharing the Gospel, even preaching six sermons a day shortly before he passed away.