Teach Us to Pray
For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God. St Teresa
At the heart of faith, prayer is at once the simplest and the most mysterious of tasks, and yet it can feel like one of the most difficult. But there are as many ways of praying as there are people, and in this series of workshops we explore different aspects of prayer and ways of praying. The afternoons are open to anyone curious to learn more about prayer or interested in deepening their own prayer life.
The Heart’s Time: Poetry and Prayer
Saturday 25 February 2.00 – 4.30pm
What has poetry to do with prayer? Janet Morley says that both are about attending to reality – to the beauty of the natural world, the passions, joys, and griefs of our lives, and the great mysteries that surround us. Poetry can offer a distinctive resource for our spiritual lives, a way to open up our contemplative focus and slow down our busy and distracted lives.
At the beginning of Lent, Janet Morley will introduce us to the ways in which reading poetry can offer us ways to explore our beliefs and vocations, give voice to our deepest longings, and address God more boldly.
Janet Morley is the best-selling author of books including The Heart’s Time: A poem a day for Lent and Easter (SPCK 2011). A freelance writer and workshop leader, she has previously worked as a theologian and adult educator for Christian Aid and the Methodist Church.
Cost £15 per session, bursaries available. The afternoons take place at different locations and details will be sent with bookings. Bursaries are available for those for whom the charge would make it difficult to attend: please contact us for details.
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