I led the Taize Prayer at the cathedral on Sunday night. This is a short, contemplative service which I love due to its simplicity and space to dwell with God. I also love the fact we are now holding this in the nave of the cathedral which means the place does look quite stunning because of the candles.
The theme this month was prayer and I was made to think by this writing of henri Nouwen:
There are as many ways to pray as there moments in life. Sometimes we seek out a quiet spot and want to be alone, sometimes we look for a friend and want to be together. Sometimes we like a book, sometimes we prefer music. Sometimes we want to sing out with hundreds, sometimes only whisper with a few. Sometimes we want to say it with words, sometimes with a deep silence. In all these moments, we gradually make our lives more of a prayer and we open our hands to be led by God even to places we would rather not go.
Taize is held on the first Sunday of the month at 8.00pm in the cathedral … why not check out the next one.