|Posted by St. Alban's Episcopal Church on January 25, 2023 at 4:50 PM|
Believe it or not, we are just a few weeks from the start of Lent, a season that invites us to reflect on our spiritual lives and find ways to deepen our connection with God. As such, I would like to remind everyone that I continue to host a Zoom Morning Prayer on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. We have a small, but faithful group of participants, and we would love to welcome some new faces to our screens. It is a modified version of Morning Prayer that lasts about twenty minutes. This is especially meant for those whose schedules don’t allow them to make it to our in-person Morning Prayer services on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You can join from wherever you are.
For those who may be unfamiliar with the Episcopal service of Morning Prayer, it is part of what is called the Daily Office, which has its roots in the rhythm of daily prayers that is found in monastic communities. The Episcopal Daily Office includes prayers and scripture readings for morning, noonday, evening, and end-of-day. These are intended for use by anyone in any setting, and provide an organized, user-friendly way for deepening one’s spiritual life. You can read more about the Daily Office here: https://www.episcopalchurch.org/glossary/daily-office/.
People can use the Daily Office on an individual basis, but it is intended for communal prayers, and I find it much more meaningful and formative to do it with others on a consistent basis. For those whose schedules simply won’t allow them to make it to the church for any of our in-person Morning Prayer opportunities, the Monday and Wednesday Zoom option provides a convenient way to take advantage of this rich and largely untapped resource from our Anglican tradition. And you don’t even need a Prayer Book to participate, as I provide everything you’ll need right on your screen!
If this something you would like to try, during the season of Lent or anytine, you may join us at 9am on Mondays and/or Wednesdays at the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9497600098. Don’t hesitate to be in touch with me if you have any questions. Hope to see you on my screen sometime soon!
Yours in Christ,