Ideas for a Lenten Observance
We have an engaging season of preaching, music, and education coming up during Lent here at the Parish. How will we engage this season of fasting and prayer not only as a Parish community but also privately as individuals and families?
WORSHIP ALONGSIDE US
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Although we each have our private prayer life, communal worship is a cornerstone of our faith.
8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist (church)
10:00 a.m. - Choral Eucharist (church and Zoom)
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9:00 a.m. - Morning Prayer live streamed on Facebook
6:00 p.m. - Evening prayer in the sanctuary, candlelit meditation with music and Compline.
Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:2
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Creating a Prayer Space at Home
This season of Lent is a perfect time to either re-create your prayer spaces, create them for the first time, or add to them. When we create a prayer space at home, when we go out of our way to make a space that is solely dedicated to prayer in our house, we intentionally set apart our prayer life as “other.” By setting apart a space for prayer we ensure that we are reminded of God’s presence in our lives and, especially, in our homes.
For example, a crucifix and candle to remind you to pray to Jesus and give thanks for his life, death, and resurrection. A small squishy ball that is designed to look like the earth, or some rocks from your garden, to remind you to give thanks to God for all creation and this world in which we live. A picture of your family and friends to give thanks for their love and support. A picture of Christ Church to give thanks for your parish and your parish family. And, maybe a small post-it with a word or phrase that encapsulates something for which you’d like some support and aid from God. You can add as much or as little to your prayer spaces as you need or want. Say all those prayers and then close with the Lord’s Prayer.
I’d like to ask that you send us some pictures of your Lenten prayer spaces after you create them and maybe while you’re using them. This way we can all see what unique and beautiful ways we are all engaging our faith at home.