Prayer and Meditation
There's no "wrong" way to pray! There are as many ways to pray as there are people on the earth. In addition to many opportunities to join in corporate liturgical prayer--Holy Eucharist, Bilingual Eucharist, Morning Prayer etc.-each week at Canterbury, various small groups gather during the week to participate in other forms of prayer and meditation. Check it all out, and see what fits for you. All are welcome!
Start your day out right! Join Sylvia+ for a 20 minute service including chant, scripture, silence, and prayer. Click here for more info.
Contemplative Prayer, Tuesdays at 7PM
Feeling the urge to pray to God beyond thoughts, words and emotions? Centering prayer may be for you. This simple method prepares us to receive the gift of contemplation; simply resting in the presence of God — open, alert, receptive. Each 60 minute Tuesday session includes an opening prayer, 30 minutes of silent contemplation, a short reading from a contemplative or mystic and individual sharing to cultivate the mindful practice of deep listening . We are currently studying the Five and Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings from the Buddhist tradition.
Intercessory Prayer, Wednesdays at 11AM
Bring your prayer concerns and offer them to God in community. We gather for 60 minutes to pray for our personal concerns and for the members and future of the church. Anointing and healing prayer always available. You are also welcome to bring short prayers, scriptures, and other readings to share. Questions? Contact AnneMarie.
Daily Prayer for All Seasons is a fantastic resource that offers short prayer services with a seasonal focus to be used throughout the day by individuals or groups. Integrating short "prayer breaks" into the regular rhythm of your daily life can be a powerful and transforming practice. Click here for more information.