Prayer Festival

Prayer Festival to help open up new ways for people to pray

Building on the momentum and thirst shown for prayer in all its forms during the 10 days of Thy Kingdom Come, the Diocesan Spirituality Network has organised a Prayer Festival to explore the rich tradition of Christian prayer available today, from praying with web resources and poetry, to praying with music and art.

The Prayer Festival will take place on Saturday 22 September 2018, at Rochester Cathedral (10am to 2.30pm), where there will  be time for worship, for teaching on prayer from speakers such as Philip Hesketh, Dean of Rochester Cathedral, and for workshops offering the opportunity to experience different ways of praying

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It’s also about equipping those who want to help others to pray, so there will be workshops (for full details click here) exploring how to use different ways of prayer within a group setting, how to create a prayer space, organise a week of accompanied prayer, and how to provide Prayer Ministry.

Susanne Carlsson, Spirituality Advisor for the Diocese says:Every person has their own unique way of praying: there are no rights and wrongs. This day is for all those who may still be searching for a way that suits them or for those looking for help in those moments when inspiration has run dry. This really will be a great opportunity for people to be refreshed and renewed in their prayer-life.”

Bishop James commended the day too: “Embedding prayer as the foundation for all we do, as well as deepening our relationship with God, are key aims in our shared Called Together vision.

"DuringThy Kingdom Come we prayed not only for the coming in of God’s kingdom in the whole world and in the life of the Church, but afresh for us in our own lives day by day, so I would invite everyone to take the opportunity to be supported in growing their prayer-life through this Prayer Festival”


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