Meditations

Taizé for May: Resurrection: Our Common Hope

May Taizé: Resurrection, Our Common Hope

May 6, 2022

Taizé is an ecumenical, meditative prayer experience using music, chants and scripture. We gather on the first Thursday of every month. The theme for May is Resurrection: Our Common Hope.

Taizé for April: Hope & Trust

April Taizé: Hope & Trust

April 8, 2022

Like Job, we cry out, “Where is my hope?” We long to hear Joshua, “Be strong and of good courage; be not frightened, neither be dismayed; for the Lord your God is with you.” We pray for hope and trust as we gather in April for our Taizé prayer service.

Taizé for March: Embraced by Love

March Taizé: Embraced by Love

March 4, 2022

We will recall Jesus’ agony in the garden as a mediation on love. Lent gives us the chance not to prove how holy we are, but to help us see that true peace resides in God’s loving embrace.

Taizé for February: “God’s Gonna Trouble the Water”

February Taize: “God’s Gonna Trouble the Water”

February 4, 2022

Video available now! This month, we lament together the stark reality of racism in our world, our country and our local community. May the Holy Spirit inspire us toward action for racial justice.

Taizé for January: Reclaim, Renew Your Life

Reclaim, Renew Your Life: Taizé for January

January 7, 2022

The dawn of a new year is the time to reclaim your life. “Come and be with us Holy Spirit,” will be our prayer as we gather in January for our Taizé prayer service.

Taizé for December: Advent Anticipation

Taizé for December: Advent Anticipation

December 3, 2021

We gather in December around an Advent Wreath in anticipation of the Incarnation, of God entering the world and our lives. Rays of light from the wreath’s candles encircle us and those we love.

Taizé for November: Native American Heritage Month

November Taize: Celebrating Native American History Month

November 12, 2021

November is Native American Heritage Month. It is a yearly opportunity to learn about native peoples and cultures, and to celebrate the gifts that they bring to our lives and society. Our November Taizé prayer will incorporate elements of Native American prayer. We will praise God and pray for healing among nations.

Taizé for September: Prayers for the New School Year

September Taizé: Prayers for the New School Year

September 3, 2021

We gather to pray that Christ the Teacher will send the Holy Spirit for this new school year. We need the Holy Spirit not just in our classrooms, but in our daily circles of activity: in family life, at work, at church and in our social activities. Come, Holy Spirit, come.

Taizé for August: Uniting Divided Communities

Taizé for August: Uniting Divided Communities

August 24, 2021

We gather in August to pray for unity in this time of discord in our communities. We will pray for unity and recommit to reconciliation.

Precious Blood Renewal Center resumed in-person programming on July 1 with an ecumenical service in the Taizé style, using music, chants and scripture for a meditative prayer experience.

Taizé for July: For healing and renewal

July 2, 2021

The Renewal Center resumed in-person programming on July 1 with an ecumenical service in the Taizé style. The theme of the evening was Prayers for Healing and Renewal.

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