September Taizé: Prayers for the New School Year

Taizé for September: Prayers for the New School Year

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, with our family, at work, at church and in our social activities. Come, Holy Spirit, come.

The service was recorded live Sept. 2. Our Taize prayer services are held on the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Join us or watch the live stream.

What is Taizé?

Taizé Prayer comes from an ecumenical, monastic community in France and has spread to numerous spots around the world. The prayer service uses simple chant melodies followed by quieting moments of silence that foster a meditative atmosphere.

From the depths of the human condition, a secret aspiration rises up. Today many are thirsting for the essential reality: an inner life, signs of the Invisible. Nothing is more conducive to communion with the living God than meditative common prayer. When the mystery of God becomes tangible through the simple beauty of symbols, when it is not smothered by too many words, then a common prayer awakens us to heaven’s joy on earth.

All the videos of our Taize prayer services are available here.

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