We meet to pray the Scriptures on Thursday mornings after daily Mass.
What is this form of prayer?
Oftentimes we try to picture or imagine what something that we have read or heard about is like. When we read to ourselves or to children or hear someone reading there is often a sense of wonder as we try to envision the story to which we are listening. Sometimes we might even try to picture what it would be like to be in the scene, in the middle of the action or standing on the sidelines. Our imagination adds a whole, new dimension and brings the story to life, often in a more meaningful and personal way.
Did you know that Scripture can speak to us in the same way that stories we hear or read speak to us? In the practice of praying the Scriptures, which is based on the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola, we listen to the reading of a Gospel passage multiple times, allowing for silence in between each reading. Allowing the space for listening, imagining, hoping...Noticing our feelings and the stirring in our hearts...Sensing what God might be saying to us in the passage.
If you've never experienced praying the Scriptures or if you haven't been in a while, consider giving it a chance by joining us on a Thursday morning at 9:45 in the community room. A weekly commitment is not required. Join us whenever you can. All are welcome!
For more information, please contact Carissa Kane.