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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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Taize for June: Healing from Gun Violence

June 3, 2021

Thank you for joining us in prayer today, during a time in Kansas City, in the United States and around the world when there has been so much gun violence, causing death, heartache, and fear.

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Taize for May: We are clay in your hands

May 11, 2021

St. Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 3:1-3, “You are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by all … written not in ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets that are hearts of flesh.”

Taize for April: Savior, Servant and Community

April 1, 2021

If you are joining us April 1, it is the beginning of three days of prayer called the Sacred Triduum. We celebrate the most momentous events in salvation history. As one Church, we rejoice in Christ’s resurrection with uplifted and responsive minds.

Taize for March: Lent Reflection

Taize for March: Lenten Reflection

March 4, 2021

Lent encourages each of us to retreat, and reflect in silence. Silence allows the community to reflect on what it has heard and experienced, and to open its heart to the mystery celebrated. May we use well the silence provided during this service.

Taizé for February: Come, Holy Spirit, Come

Taizé for February: Come, Holy Spirit, Come

February 4, 2021

Veni Sancte Spiritus. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful. And kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And you will renew the face of the earth.

Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849. Peaceable Kingdom, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=53085

Taizé for January: Peace, A Dream Made Real

January 6, 2021

We enter 2021 with hopeful anticipation. There are still struggles, but a vaccine against the coronavirus is becoming available. There is tension in our country, tension in our world; so, we pray together for peace.

Taizé for December: Come Closer

Taizé for December: Come Closer

December 3, 2020

As we gather for the December Taizé prayer, Advent has begun. We consciously await the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ, with joyful expectation. Today's prayer will help us make space in our hearts for that Savior.

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