Week of Accompanied Prayer

Jonathan Hillman

When:
15th October 2017 – 20th October 2017 all-day
2017-10-15T00:00:00+01:00
2017-10-21T00:00:00+01:00

 A Week of Accompanied Prayer

This unique opportunity offers us different ways of exploring prayer (scripture, images, approaches etc). You will be accompanied by a trained prayer guide, and explore ways of how to deepen your relationship with God.

Who is it for? Everyone!

It doesn’t matter where you are on your spiritual journey or whether you find it easy to pray or not. This week is a way of discovering more.

Curious? This is how it works…

At the beginning of the week, each person is assigned a prayer guide, this person will accompany you throughout the week. Those taking part commit to set aside time each day for personal prayer (typically 20-30 minutes, or whatever you can manage). You will also meet each day with your guide for 30 minutes. This is time to share your experiences, ask questions and discover what might bring you closer to God You can meet with your guide in the morning, afternoon or evening, or in your own home. All sessions are confidential and will follow the Diocesan Safeguarding guidelines.

Trained Prayer Guides

The team of prayer guides include a mixture of people, men and women, of different denominations, some lay and some ordained. All have received training in helping others in their prayer life. The role of the guide is to mainly listen, to encourage and to enable you to develop, deepen and support you in your everyday faith journey.

Cost?

A donation, suggested amount £15. Please do not let the cost put you off. If you would find this difficult to cover please let us know.

Key Dates

Opening Service: Sunday 15th October 2017, 4.00pm at St. Lawrence church, Chobham
This will be an opportunity for you to meet with your prayer guides.

Daily meetings Monday to Friday.

Closing Service: Friday 20th October 2017, 7.00pm at St. John’s Church, Windlesham
Followed by a shared supper.

Some Personal Stories

“Life is very busy and I wasn’t sure about committing so much time to the week. It’s the best thing I’ve done in a long time, listening to myself, to God and its slowing me down….I intend to make some changes.”

“I think I expected something Holy!
As it was I was able to be me and think and pray about life as I am experiencing it now”

“I do pray and I wasn’t sure what the week could give me – the help that I received was so good, especially about stillness. Also, instead of always working out meanings in prayer, I found a depth of simply relating, and the review of the day is something I will hold onto whatever!”

Find out More

Either download the leaflet for full details or register for the event here.