Saturday, August 04, 2007

Prayer Exercises

We're having a beach service next week, so I did a 'beach prayers' search on google, and ran across the following excellent link, which has lots of great ideas for prayer....

It's a section entitled '25 safe experiential prayer exercises' and is exactly what it says on the tin. We'll probably use some of these on the beach next Sunday (weather permitting). The site itself looks intriguing - seems to be a Christian community in Bristol which offers Jesus-centred life coaching as its model of evangelism/discipleship, worth a closer look.
The frustrating thing about the search was that most churches which have beach services just seem to transpose a normal service to a seaside venue, with deckchairs and mats instead of pews. This just seems barmy to me. When you've got sand, sea, rocks, shells, sky, all the smells and sounds and textures of the seaside, to then ignore all of that and incorporate none of it into your act of worship just feels wrong.

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