Saturday, April 19, 2014

Teach us to pray : 40

This is the last of the Lenten blog posts. I hope you have found them helpful. 
If you have questions on any of the types of prayer we have tried during Lent, please let me know. If you have suggestions on future blog post series, I would love to hear them.

Readings for Compline on Holy Saturday

Liturgical Prayer
Prayer in the Christian Tradition is not something we simply do alone. We are also called to pray together, because the fundamental commandment of Jesus is that we should love one another, and we can't do that if we never gather together. We may not always agree with each other, or get along, but we are still members of one family.
Rather than posting suggestions for individual prayer through this week, I would like to invite you to find others to pray with, either at Seal or elsewhere this week.

There are services on every day through Holy Week in Seal Church.

On Holy Saturday there will be Compline at 8pm.
On Easter Sunday we will celebrate the Resurrection with a joyful service of holy Communion and a Baptism too.

Come along and join in these acts of liturgical prayer, or, if you aren't in Seal, find a church near you to gather with others to pray. If you can't get to services, be aware that others both locally and around the world are praying along with you, even if you can't see them and they can't see you.

In order to help you journey through this week, I will post the readings for our services at Seal each day, so you can read them for yourself beforehand. You could use any of the techniques we have explored through Lent to help you contemplate them.

If you would like to use a liturgical framework for your prayer, you can find the Church of England's pattern of Daily Prayer here 

or there is a simpler pattern for Daily Prayer in this leaflet 
You can substitute the readings we will be using at our services during Holy Week at Seal if you would like to.

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