Prayer is the raising up of the heart and mind to God, and all who are Christian need to seek themselves and the Lord Jesus in prayer. It is not a dispensable option, and Jesus himself called us to pray as part of the fullness of living. It is humbly presenting ourselves to encounter the Lord in the sure hope that we will be transformed.
“Lord, teach us how to pray …”, his disciples asked. He said to them: “When you pray, say: Father, may your name be held holy and your Kingdom come, give us each day our daily bread; and forgive us our sins, as we ourselves forgive each one who is in debt to us, and do not let us fall into temptation.” Luke 11: 1-4.
Rosary Group The Rosary is that traditional way of praying, using beads and reciting a series of prayers: the Our Father, the Hail Mary and the Glory Be to the Father. Each cycle of twelve prayers is used to reflect on a particular event in the life of Jesus or a mystery of the Christian faith. The Rosary Group meets on Mondays in the Abbey Church after Vespers at 7.15pm – 8.00pm when Compline is due. Please contact Rachel Davies for further details: 07801696354
Lectio Divina Lectio Divina (Latin for Divine Reading) is the traditional Benedictine practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase our knowledge of God’s word. For resources on Lectio Divina please visit the Daily Reflections page.
Tuesday Lectio Divina Group 7.40pm – 8.10pm uses the Sunday Gospel reading. The meetings last for half an hour on Zoom and do not require any preparation. There is no obligation to share anything, but we have the support of reading the gospel with one another. Please contact Jenny Chapman for further details at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Christian Meditation Group follows the example of John Main OSB and begins with a teaching, followed by half an hour of prayer focusing the body and mind by silent repetition of a mantra. The group meets on one Wednesday evening each month in the Unity Room with a talk and period of silent contemplative prayer. The next meetings are on 27th September, 25th October and 29th November 2023. Please contact Richard Brown for more information at email@example.com
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament We regret that we can no longer offer Adoration on Friday evening for the time being. Would any Minister of Communion be happy to offer this service for us? Please get in touch with the Parish Office on 01342 710313 or email firstname.lastname@example.org