While it often goes without saying that prayer is an important part of what it means to follow Jesus, it seems there is still some value to saying it. Following the traditions of their Jewish sisters and brothers, early Christians established offices of prayer as a way to unite their spiritual practice with the rhythms of nature and with the broader body of believers. As our community moves through this moment of historical disquiet, we think re-connecting with these regular rhythms could be profoundly meaningful.
In this spirit, we’re testing out a new way to gather in prayer. Each morning (Monday - Saturday) at 7:30am we gather at Heritage under the open sky for a time of socially-distanced connection with each other and our Creator. We share in a short devotion, participate in call-and-response prayers, spend time in contemplation, and lift up our concerns. All you need to bring is an open heart and a willing spirit (and your own chair and mask :)).
For those who are unable to join the prayer community in person, we publish the daily prayer guides below. We are also streaming the gathering on our Facebook page via Facebook LIVE. So even if you aren't able to or comfortable with joining us in person, we would love for you to engage this experience of prayer remotely!
First Hour Prayer is now available via Podcast! Simply search "First Hour Prayer Community" and subscribe to listen any time, or any place, that works for you!