Lent is a sacred journey. Through repentance, we reconcile with God, through
As the adage goes, “The family that prays together stays together.” Praying as a community is a powerfully unifying experience. During Lent, I invite you to join me in a church-wide practice of praying the Daily Office. The Daily Office is a structured prayer practice in which times are designated throughout the day to spend in prayer and devotion. We will be praying the Celtic Daily Office from Northumbria community. It includes Morning, Midday, Evening, and Compline prayers which are accessible on their website. Prayer journals containing the prayers will also be available at church during Lent. If you prefer to listen to or sing the musical setting of the Celtic Daily Office, recordings are available at iTunes.
At 6:30 am on Tuesday mornings during Lent, I will lead the Morning Prayer for all who desire to gather in the sanctuary to pray as a community. During worship on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, portions of the morning and evening prayers will be incorporated into worship. Throughout the season of Lent, I invite you to pause and take time for prayer as you go about your day. I pray that this will be an experience that draws us each closer to God and to each other as we prepare our hearts for the sacred journey in which the end at the empty tomb is only the glorious beginning.
Blessings on the journey!