Last week, friends gathered. The clock’s fingers touched 6:30am. We prayed, “O Lord, my soul rises up to meet you : As the day rises to meet the sun. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Amen…”
We’ve been gathering ever since. Monday’s at 6:30am, Tuesdays at 5:30pm… The rhythm goes back and forth.
The guide for our time together has been the wonderful collection of prayers and songs called Common Prayer. It was put together by Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, and Enuma Okoro. My friends and I appreciate the rhythm of prayer, song, Scripture, and being sent to express the compassion Jesus expressed (though we have a long way to go to be molded like Jesus).
If you’re curious, the content of the book is mostly available online: www.commonprayer.net. If you’d like to join us, give me a holler.