‘Waiting and Accepting’ – a Lent Quiet Day.
Thursday 25 February
A much-needed opportunity in these troubled times for anyone in the Baptist family to take time out... to pause and rest in the goodness and sovereignty of God.
In this third online national quiet day since the beginning of the pandemic, we were led by Beth Powney and Mark Fairweather-Tall, two of our association team leaders. They used an ancient structure for prayer, often attributed to the 14th century mystic, Julian of Norwich. She (or her later followers) proposed a pattern by which we AWAIT God's presence; ALLOW God to set the terms of his coming to us; ACCEPT both our limitations and the nature of his gift to us; and ATTEND to what God then calls us to.
The day was divided up as outlined below. You are encouraged to join for all of it, but if this is not possible you are welcome to join for only a part. Each of the four sessions started with input from Beth and Mark, followed by space for our personal reflection.
Session 1 - Await
1h Session 2 - Allow
2h Midday prayer followed by a break for lunch
3h Session 3 - Accept
4h Session 4 - Attend
4.45 Closing prayer
To watch the Quiet Day back, Click the link below.