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Last updated 1st November 2022

Pathways to Prayer

"Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests . With this in mind be alert and always keep on praying."
- Ephesians 6:18

What is “Pathways to Prayer”?

This is a wonderful way to explore fresh perspectives on patterns and styles of prayer, meditation and contemplation through a diverse range of workshops.

It works best as a morning or afternoon which can open with a short time of worship, a Bible reading and a short talk on prayer followed by a choice of hour long prayer workshops where participants can try out  a way of praying which is new to them. After a short break the workshops are then repeated so participants can try a different experience. The time concludes with a few minutes together at the end for a final prayer.

Workshop leaders are drawn from a variety of traditions across the diocese according to the topics requested.

Recent workshop themes have included...

  • Lectio Divina
  • praying though the senses
  • Using prayer stations
  • Praying out loud in small groups
  • Praying in the Franciscan tradition
  • Praying with children
  • Prayer journaling
  • Prayer and meditation

If you would like to have a Pathways to Prayer event in your parish or deanery, please contact Gill Ireland, gillyireland@gmail.com who can give you more information, help you organise your event and find you workshop leaders for your session.


Anna Rankin, November 2022

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