Praying Hands
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bender1ok
Tulsa35 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Family
The praying hands used to be located at Oral Roberts hospital he built many years ago and when it never got off the ground as a hospital and Oral Roberts had to sell the place they moved the hands over to the University across the street. They are rather beautiful and I think worth the trip over to the University to see them. You can see the prayer tower too while you're on the grounds.
Written December 6, 2017
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Susan E
Bedford, IN324 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
If you're traveling near the campus of Oral Roberts University, drive by & see the praying hands statue. This 60 foot work of art is made from 30 tons of pure bronze. The hands used by the artist were those of Oral Roberts & his son.
Written June 23, 2019
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caroline r
30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
The praying hands are very cool. The fact that they are a replica of Oral Roberts hands is even cooler. One of the best parts is the detail on the hands. I would recommend it, another great thing about it is that there are flags all around it. They're not just any flags, they're flags from all over the world. I think that it is fun if you want to see it in person.
Written July 15, 2019
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madamsd
Tulsa, OK98 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
Oral Roberts was a con man. Some of his duped suckers had to pay to have this sculpture moved from in front of the former "City of faith" to the entry of ORU. Let us not forget what Billy Graham predicted .
Written November 11, 2021
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Ryan W
14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
My family is generally Christian, and my children attend a religious private school. That being said, we all separately responded to the hands negatively and in our own different ways. My son likened it to the antithesis of the fresco in the Vatican- these hands are both desperate and controlling at the same time. These don't resemble that laconic lack of seriousness Adam seems to have in that image. There is something else at play here. Our daughter emphasized the implicit fear. I studied body language, so I noticed the power pose of the hands as well as an odd sense of desperation. My wife is NT and rather intelligent, and she just thought they were stupid.
Written January 21, 2023
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Tanyabwilson
Tulsa, OK24 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
Other than the history of ORU or some unique piece of architecture. It is praying hands. Maybe the largest praying hand statue and if you are a tourist maybe a photo op....
Written January 20, 2018
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Greg F
Astoria, NY150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
Located on the campus of Oral Roberts University, this bronze statue was made from a cast or Oral Roberts hands. Originally located at the head of the fountains in front of the former City of Faith (now called CityPlex) these hands were later moved to the main entrance of Oral Roberts Univ. At the base of the hands there is a memorial for alumni who passed away while in the work of the ministry.
Written January 10, 2018
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Mary S
Bealeton6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
Enjoyed our visit to the Praying Hands. Beautiful statue at the gates of Oral Roberts University. Very interesting and well worth a quick stop.
Written July 27, 2017
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Oldguitarmike
Argyle, TX968 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Business
The praying hands at one time were in front of the CityPlex Towers. Don't know exactly when the hands were moved to the ORU campus, but they do make a very nice entrance to an interdenominational university. The grounds around the hands are very well kept. Parking area close by for photo ops.
Written June 29, 2017
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hd452016
Tulsa, OK4,035 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
Located at 7777 South Lewis Avenue, this is an attraction that you will not want to miss. Located on the west side of Oral Roberts University, the bronze hands are a work of art. There is a parking lot on the south side of the praying hands. It takes about 15 minutes to walk around the hands and read up on all the information. You may also want to walk up the hill and visit the Prayer Garden and Visitor's center.
Written January 18, 2017
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