Do you desire the peace, balance, and deep meaning in life that spiritual transformation promises but haven't found the right set of spiritual practices or community to make it happen? If so, you are not alone. Consider joining us for another Contemplative Prayer Session at St. Margaret's Church!
Come to the session prepared to relax and open your heart, mind, and body to God's healing presence. We usually have 8 to 15 people participate in our spiritual practices group. The spiritual practices group regularly experiments with new ways to invite the presence of God into our distracted lives. We've had great experiences walking the Great Labyrinth at the National Cathedral for body prayer/pilgrimage, and we've met at homes for Lectio Divina ("spiritual reading") meditation. St. Margaret's contemplative prayer sessions provides yet another meaningful way to engage the life of the spirit.
St. Margaret's Church offers a time for Contemplative Prayer twice a month, and we will be visiting their Session as a group. Usually only a handful of people come, so we should form the majority of the group. The session starts at 6:30PM, but feel free to come in late to catch the last part of the time if you can't get out of work. The session usually lasts 30-40 minutes.
Here's how the 30 minute session breaks down:
1. reading of scripture or from a book on prayer by a spiritual guide,
2. 3 chimes,
3. silent prayer for 20 minutes,
4. another reading of scripture,
5. sharing of prayers out loud or silently,
6. sharing any kind of insights that were had,
7. 3 chimes to end
About the location: St. Margaret's Church is about 4 blocks away (and North) from Dupont Circle along Connecticut Ave (click here for their website map).
Afterwards: If folks are interested, we might get some appetizers and a drink at a pub nearby.