Contemplative Prayer

Contemplative Prayer Group meeting Monday 25th May at 7.30pm

Dear friends

A reminder that St John’s Contemplative Prayer Group meets in the ether so to speak on Monday 25th May at 7.30pm. You may wish to use the audio recording sent out previously.

You may also be interested in using the resources from the Thy Kingdom Come site between Ascension Day and Pentecost - see below. I am trying changing my usual special phrase from “Lord have mercy” to “Thy Kingdom Come” for the nine days.

Whatever you find helpful, may the presence of the Holy Spirit be with you and remain in you.








I found the guidance from Teresa of Avila, sent by Richard Rohr, very helpful. I send it to you, in summary form, in case you do too.
'When we pray and meditate, we may see, hear or feel the divine presence in many ways. However it may also be likely that we will not experience the divine in any form. We may feel that something is wrong. However under no circumstances are we to give up our time of prayer and meditation, no matter how tedious it becomes. This would be like saying that since we are no longer receiving anything, we will not spend our time this way. How it would it be, if in a moment of not receiving anything from our friends and lovers, we stopped spending time with them?
We should give to the Beloved the small amount of time we spend in meditation and prayer, and not take it back, not even if we experience dryness in our prayer time. Living with the Beloved does not mean always being bathed in delight. What it does mean is serving the divine relationship with fortitude and humility. We are not to abandon the relationship which is at the very core of our existence.

Coming into your quiet place, give of yourself and your time, expecting nothing. Give freely and allow yourself to be with the One who loves you.'