structuring prayer time

Morning, Midday and Evening prayer: as we do it at Bonnevaux

The spirit of these set times of prayer is to allow the words to arise out of silence and return to silence.  Let your mind and heart open and allow the Spirit to guide your “inner listening”. Feel free to join or simply listen. It is a grace, not an obligation.  

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Morning Prayer

Invocation

Oh God come to my assistance

Oh Lord make haste to help us

(1 minute pause)

Chant

(1 minute pause)

Psalm

(1 minute pause)

Sister Tradition

(1 minute pause)

Prayer before meditation

Heavenly Father open our hearts to the silent presence of the Spirit of Your Son.  Lead us into that mysterious silence where Your love is revealed to all who call “MARANATHA.” Come Lord Jesus.

Meditation (20 to 30 minutes)

Gospel

(2 minutes pause)

Benedictus

(1minute pause)

The Our Father

(pause)

Closing prayer

May the divine assistance remain always with us

And with our absent brothers and sisters

Amen


Midday Prayer

Invocation

Oh God come to my assistance

Oh Lord make haste to help us

(1 minute pause)

Chant

(1 minute pause)

Psalm 118 (just one verse)

(1 minute pause)

John Main (The book “Silence and Stillness in Every Season” is helpful here)

(1 minute pause)

Prayer before meditation

Heavenly Father open our hearts to the silent presence of the Spirit of Your Son.  Lead us into that mysterious silence where Your love is revealed to all who call “MARANATHA.” Come Lord Jesus.

Meditation (20 to 30 minutes)

Mystic (a short reading or quote from a mystic in any tradition)

(1 minute pause)

Closing prayer

May the divine assistance remain always with us

And with our absent brothers and sisters

Amen


Evening Prayer

Invocation

Oh God come to my assistance

Oh Lord make haste to help us

(1minute pause)

Chant

(1 minute pause)

Psalm

(1 minute pause)

Sister Tradition

(1 minute pause)

Prayer before meditation

Heavenly Father open our hearts to the silent presence of  the Spirit of Your Son.  Lead us into that mysterious silence where Your love is revealed to all who call “MARANATHA.” Come Lord Jesus.

Meditation (20 to 30 minutes)

(Pause)

Magnificat

Prayers that you wish to say (aloud or in the silence of your heart) for family, others, the world, etc

(Pause)

The Our Father

(1 minute pause)

Closing prayer

May the divine assistance remain always with us

And with our absent brothers and sisters

Amen