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Thankfulness

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Submitted by Ryan Bolger on April 20, 2015 - 11:50am

In this space, members will express their thanks to God in many ways. Through writings, songs, audio, video, poetry, to name a few modes of prayer.

Worship through Song

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Submitted by Ryan Bolger on April 20, 2015 - 11:40am

In this space, we seek to draw closer to God through song. We will experience songs to worship God throughout the week, both to listen to, to watch, and to meditate upon the lyrics.

Lectio Divina

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Submitted by Ryan Bolger on April 20, 2015 - 10:59am

In this space, we will experience the Lectio Divina. We will use this ancient bible reading practice to draw us closer to God through the stages of lectio, oratio, meditatio, and contemplatio.

The Psalms as Worship

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Submitted by Ryan Bolger on April 20, 2015 - 10:50am

In this space, we will experience the psalms in many ways to lead us to God. We will sing the psalms, watch them sung, chant the psalms, listen to chants, experience prayer stations that use the psalms.

Contemplative Prayer

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Submitted by Ryan Bolger on April 20, 2015 - 10:26am

In this space, we seek to grow closer to God through contemplation. The contemplative tradition seeks to experience God, not through things, but through emptying ourselves, our minds of all things. Centering prayer is one prime example of this type of contemplation, as well as the fourth stage of Lectio Divina, contemplatio.

Meditation Prayer Group

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Submitted by Ryan Bolger on April 20, 2015 - 10:15am

In this space, we will meditate on Scripture, on creation, on spiritual literature among other holy things. Our desire is to grow closer to God through the practice of meditation. For Christians, meditation is within the kataphatic tradition, focusing on filling your mind and heart with holy things. This is not to be confused with contemplation, where one sits before God in emptiness (the apophatic tradition).