Formative Prayer is an ancient, mystical and methodical approach to liturgical prayer and praise culminating at the Lord's Table. In addition to scripture, well worn paths from a received tradition are embraced in this gathering with the help of resources including the Book Of Common Prayer & The Daily Office of Marie St. Claire.
During Formative Prayer, you can expect to have all the senses enaged, in an incarnational way, as a means of grace including the aromas of fragrance, the sights of candles, the sounds of classic hymns, the feel of pages that contain the holy writ, and the tastes around the Lord's Table.
There are no goals or expectations placed on God to perform for us niether are there any placed on those who attend. We believe we are formed by the prayers we pray. Jesus knew this well and gave his disciples a prayer to pray; the Lords Prayer. The apostles devoted themselves to "the prayers."
We also confess what we believe during this hour, especially the mysteries of our faith. And while we may recite the Apostles Creed or the Nicene Creed, our deepest desire is to embody Jesus' creed; To love God and love one another.
Wednesdays at Noon.