BLOXHAM PROJECT

Prayer

Prayer - the ultimate mode of communication.

Prayer

As the famous hymn writer, James Montgomery, put it: the prayer is "the soul's sincere desire". In Christian tradition, prayer is a combination of both words and silence. Often, it is something that cannot be expressed in a different way, as it consists only of 'sighs too deep for words' (St Paul).

Mahatma Gandhi described it this way: “Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”

bloxhamproject.org.uk wants to support those who want to implement the tradition of prayer in their schools. Prayer both understood as a form of public worship and as a private prayer of silence.

Resources

Many retreat centres across the country offer the guidance on prayer. Some of the examples are Worth Abbey, Sussex and Launde Abbey, Leicestershire. Often, such religious communities present an approach to prayer, which is based on monastic tradition. Stark decorations will allow you to focus, which is essential for the practice of the prayer of silence. Cold and minimal décor with natural stones used in such components of the interior as in the Arenastone Worktops, will help you to clear your mind of the daily nuisances. At the same time, the guidance of chaplains will allow you to practise prayer in a mindful and quiet way.

On the other hand, if you are looking for fixed forms of prayer, the good resource to use is the Church of England website. You will find there prayers for mornings, evenings and nights.