The exchange with God becomes real for us in prayer: by his Holy Spirit, God comes to dwell within us. By his word and by the sacraments, Christ gives himself to us. In return, we can surrender everything to him.
A Brother Alois quote found this evening on the Taizé Community website gives me time for reflection on the importance of prayer after a lovely service of Taizé Worship this evening in St George’s Stockport Church, on the Feast of Corpus Christi. Within a good numbered gathering were my Parish friends Paul and Angela.
On the front of the service order sheet it says: We gather in the stillness of this place to give thanks and praise to God, in the spirituality of the Taizé tradition. And so we did. Rev. Glenys Sellors led us in prayer. The taizé music, the prayers and the space for silent meditation, made a beautiful service. The breathtaking beauty of the church building itself added to a deep personal reminder of the imminently dwelling God in our lives.
As I wrote a few days ago, I plan to travel a lot more in the coming weeks and months to experience worship in different places. And Taizé worship in St George’s CofE Church has been inspiring, and left me feeling ready. Time to return there I’m sure.
A lovely evening. The kind of beautiful, choral, evening service I’ve been longing for ever since our Parish evensong near Christmas. Peaceful. And ready for bed now. 🙂