Take Ten: Contemplative Prayers for Lent

Beginning with Ash Wednesday, March 2, four United Church ministers will be offering 10 minutes of different types of contemplative prayers Monday to Friday throughout Lent. Barb Jardine, Cheryl Kinney Matheson, Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd and Cathie Waldie have pre-recorded these sessions and they will be available daily through the links below.

March 2: Barb Jardine – Centering prayer

March 3: Barb Jardine – Centering prayer

March 4: Barb Jardine – Centering prayer

March 7: Cathie Waldie – lectio divina with Psalm 139

March 8: Cathie Waldie – lectio divina with Psalm 139

March 9: Cathie Waldie – lectio divina with a passage from “Embers” by Richard Wagamese

March 10: Cheryl Kinney Matheson – contemplative walk outside

March 11: Cheryl Kinney Matheson – a virtual labyrinth walk with music

March 14: Loraine Mackenzie Shepherd – breath prayer, with Zen Buddhist focus on the “tanden”

March 15: Loraine Mackenzie Shepherd – begin with “tanden” focus; move to Centering Prayer

March 16: Loraine Mackenzie Shepherd – Welcoming Prayer

March 17: Cheryl Kinney Matheson – body prayer from Thomas Merton

March 18: Cheryl Kinney Matheson – entering into Silence through music

March 21: Barb Jardine – After you are centered

March 22: Barb Jardine – After you are centered

March 23: Barb Jardine – After you are centered

March 24: Cathie Waldie – guided meditation from “Go Deep: Spiritual Practices for Youth Ministry” by Doris E. Kizinna

March 25: Cathie Waldie – guided meditation from “People and Places of Sacred Interior Spaces” by Laura Funk

March 28: Cathie Waldie – Prayer of the Heart/Breath Prayer

March 29: Cheryl Kinney Matheson – body/gesture prayer

March 30: Cheryl Kinney Matheson – Spring contemplative walk

March 31: Loraine Mackenzie Shepherd – body prayer: excerpt from St. Patrick’s Breastplate

April 1: Loraine Mackenzie Shepherd – body prayer: another excerpt from St. Patrick’s Breastplate

April 4: Loraine Mackenzie Shepherd – Taizé chanting with icon

April 5: Barb Jardine – Entering into the Mystery

April 6: Barb Jardine – Entering into the Mystery

April 7: Loraine Mackenzie Shepherd – Ignatian Examen

April 8: Loraine Mackenzie Shepherd – lectio divina with Psalm 46:10

April 11: Cathie Waldie – Imaginative Ignatian prayer based on Holy Week lectionary (The Last Week, Borg)

April 12: Cathie Waldie – Holy week

April 13: Cheryl Kinney Matheson – Holy week 

April 14: Cheryl Kinney Matheson – Holy week  (Maundy Thursday)