Building Your Friendship with God
March 2 through April 6
from 8:30 – 9 am
online via Zoom
Through the six weeks of Lent, Holistic Mentor Shannon Scott and Pastor Terri Church will lead a brief time (just 30 mins.*) in prayer, guided visualizations, and silent journal reflection to start the day. Our theme of Building Your Friendship with God invites you to invest your time in communing with God in the practice of meditation.
Meditation strengthens your relationship with God by purifying and cleansing the mind. When you dedicate your time to this sacred practice, you are giving up bearing the pain of life alone, and you are consciously inviting peace into your heart and mind.
When we practice together, we unite our hearts to fortify the reliable friendship we already have with God through Jesus. By quieting down our superficial conscious mind and bringing our divine deep mind to the surface, meditation connects us directly to God and helps us listen, bringing us closer to God. It’s often said that “if prayer is talking to God, then meditation is listening to God.” In meditation, we can dive into how this old saying holds so much truth.
During these weekly meditations, in reverence, peaceful surrender, and willing growth, we strengthen our daily relationship with God and know that He is with us, always.
We hope you will join us for six weeks beginning Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at 8:30 am. If you’re not available all six weeks, please join us for any of the dates that you are available.
We will meet on the Zoom teleconferencing platform at the link below. Let us know if you need help figuring out how to connect with us that way. If there is a desire for some to meet at church and log-in together, please contact Pastor Terri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be ready to start a few minutes before 8:30 each morning. Have paper and something to write or draw with for the silent journaling reflection time. Find a physical space to gather for this short service—your desk, outdoors, next to a fireplace, wherever you can sit comfortably for the entire half-hour with as few distractions as possible. You may include any tools to help make this a space of worship and selfcare (candles, essential oils, art) if you like.
The most important thing is that you come and sit still for a bit, to find the Light of Christ within you!
Meeting ID: 827 2310 4410
If you prefer to join by phone (so, audio only), call (301) 715-8592 and enter the Meeting ID and Passcode listed above when prompted.
* We will add an optional half hour (9-9:30 am) of reflection, questions, and sharing to the first and last sessions as points of reflection for our meditation series.
View past Morning Meditations During Lent sessions on OSLC’s You Tube channel here.