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Praying Through Winter at 11:00 a.m.

Continuing our Meditation Practices

18 Feb 2023
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
27 Good Shepherd Road 
Bluemont, VA 20135
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Praying Through Winter

Winter prayers can be a powerful way to sustain our hope and joy throughout the cold season.

 Come and Connect to the Sacred in Winter!
Using our whole being... body, mind, heart... we will pray with and without words,
to more fully experience God’s Presence and Love in our lives.

 Each one-hour session (from 11 a.m. to 12 noon) will include an introduction to prayer using our bodies and movement
and to forms of seated contemplative prayer or meditation practice.
(Please bring a yoga mat/blanket and cushion.  Chairs will be available for those who wish to be seated up off the floor.)

Saturday, January 28 - Body Prayer / Centering Prayer

Come together to explore Body Prayer as was taught by Julian of Norwich, a 14th-century Christian mystic.
This will be followed by the ancient contemplative practice of Centering Prayer, which helps us
to be fully open and present to the Holy Spirit.

Saturday, February 18 - Prayerful Yoga / Lectio Divina

Awaken and stretch your whole being through simple Prayerful Yoga poses and meditative music.
This will lead into a session of traditional monastic Lectio Divina, a shared spiritual practice
of scripture reading, meditation and contemplative prayer.

Saturday, March 11 - Movement Meditation / Sacred Chanting

Mindful Movement Meditation releases tension, calms the mind and brings us inner and outer peace.
It is shared across many faith traditions in the practices of meditative walking, labyrinth walking,
sacred dance, and
Tai Chi. We will end our morning with Sacred Chants from
the Taize community, connecting us with the Holy and each other.

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
27 Good Shepherd Rd., Pine Grove, VA
11 a.m. - 12 noon