Lauri Raymond reflects on how embracing contemplative prayer opens us to the Love, Wisdom and Wholeness of God that transforms us individually and collectively. [Ephesians 3:14-19] Reflection What is getting in the way of vulnerability and trust? How can I spend more quiet time with God? How can I bring contemplation into my life and relationships?
Learning How to Ask￼
Praying can be an act of naming that invites us into creative responses of redistributive justice. Gina Bastone-Trevino wrestles with the Lord’s Prayer and a familiar parable in ways that stretch us during times of crisis. [Luke 11:1-10] Reflection What surprising strangeness can you find in re-reading the Lord’s prayer? What desire do you need to name to God, and […]
Plummeting in God’s Love
This week’s Old Testament reading talks about setting a plumb line as a measurement against an unjust nation. Nicolas Acosta explores living a life rooted in prayer as a plumb line to anchor us in a chaotic world. [Amos 7:1-7] Reflection How can I find little moments to sink into God’s love live this week? How might God’s love anchor […]
Joining the Song of Triune Love
Christopher Mack imagines Jesus’ prayer for our active participation in God’s Love and call to work alongside those struggling, afraid, and forgotten. [John 17:20-26]. Reflection What is it like to imagine Jesus’ praying for you? Where do you or your world feel fragmented? How might you open yourself to God’s Love and Oneness? How might you move yourself to the […]
Sunday Contemplative Prayer and Lectio [Mar 6 – Apr 17]
During the season of Lent, we’re invited to adopt a reflective posture of humility as we consider the sacrifice and suffering that Jesus experienced here on earth. Join us Sunday mornings online throughout the season of Lent from 8-9am as we offer a virtual time of contemplative prayer and Lectio Divina. We will offer Centering Prayer for the first 20 […]
Intro to Centering Prayer Workshop [Feb 26]
What if meaningful prayer is learning to rest in the presence of the One who not only loves us but desires our company? What if prayer can also be just learning to “rest in God,” beyond words? We have learned forms of prayer that involve being active and using lots of words, sometimes vocally. While these are very meaningful forms […]
How Do We Take Refuge in God?
David Wallace reflects on our practice of prayer and our invitation to contemplative prayer [Psalm 34:1-8]. Reflection How might you see prayer as a relationship with God? What specific areas of life require you to seek refuge in God? Why does silent prayer seem inviting or fearful to you? Resources Vox Workshop: Introduction to Centering Prayer