St. Philip’s will mark the beginning of Lent with Ash Wednesday liturgies on March 5th at 8 a.m., noon, 6:30 p.m., and a service designed for children at 5:30 p.m. in the gathering room upstairs in the parish house. Please plan to participate, as together we begin our journey through Lent toward the resurrection of Easter Day. And please check out the link above, to read some thoughts sparked by children’s Ash Wednesday services of years past.
Have you ever wanted to start bedtime prayers or maybe try something new? Pray-As-You-Go has revised their Examen prayers to include variations for children and teens. The Examen is a simple Ignatian prayer discipline that asks you to recall things that happened in your day and ask yourself, “Where was God in this?” Click on the “Examen-Audio” link above to check it out. I would recommend introducing this with older children (7+) anytime, but particularly in Lent.
The Pray-As-You-Go website and podcast is primarily to help busy adults incorporate prayer at any time, even while commuting! Every day they provide a unique 12 minute guided meditation on scripture. Instead of silence, there is usually music. It’s a gentle introduction into contemplative prayer and theological thinking.