Quiet Mornings at Christ Church
An Eastertide Quiet MorningWalking in Newness of Life Saturday, May 6, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m ." "read, mark, learn and inwardly digest" "practice resurrection."
Contemplative prayer strikes some as a bewildering concept, and in many ways it is distinct from both the corporate prayer of our liturgies and from our individual prayers of petition, intercession or gratitude. It is most often silent and tends to involve resting in God's presence and opening ourselves to the "still, small voice." This generally requires that we set aside our own agenda, perhaps sitting with a phrase, image, or narrative that emerges from a scripture passage or other reading. While there are various approaches, the contemplative framework is surprisingly simple and deeply rooted in Christian tradition, which means that we are all capable of some degree of contemplative prayer and contemplative living. It also means that there are many guides to help move us in that direction. For more information and question, please contact the Rev. Elizabeth Keeler or parishioner Merrill Carrington.