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Spiritual Practices

The Jesus Prayer

The Jesus Prayer is a simple prayer
“Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.”

The tradition of the Jesus Prayer goes back to the “prayer of the mind,” recommended by the ancient monks of the Egyptian desert.

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Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina, Latin for divine reading, is an ancient practice designed to immerse us in Scripture. Lectio Divina involves reading a text from Scripture multiple times and allowing the Holy Spirit to open our hearts to God’s message.

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The Examen

The prayer of examen is a time of prayerful reflection where you think over the events of the day or week in order to detect God’s presence and discern his direction. It gives your soul the space to catch up.

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Rule of Life

The purpose of a ‘Rule of life’ is to intentionally lay out the way you want to live your life. What is important to you? What are your values? How do you want to spend your time?

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Night Prayer

For the last year or so the Daily Prayer app and The Lectionary app from the Church of England have become the primary apps we have used for quieting ourselves as the day draws to a close.

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