The Prayer I Need This Day
After the last year in which churches around the world have been closed and congregations scattered, the SSJE Brothers invite you to “Come, Pray.” Join us in the receiving the daily gift of prayer – at home or wherever you find yourself.
Across the weeks of Lent, listen in as Brothers discuss the rich and varied ways we pray, together in church and in our personal prayer. Then join us for worship, exploring a rich array of live-streamed services, culminating in the glories of Holy Week. “Come, pray in me the prayer I need this day.”
The series is centered on a weekly 20-minute video and invites participants to explore and experience diverse prayer practices alongside the Brothers through joining our regular, live-streamed worship, special services, and online teachings.
Each Sunday, beginning February 14, 2021 we will send an email with a link to the week's video conversation and some resource notes to guide your prayer that week. To sign up for the weekly email: SSJE.org/subscribe and select "Monastic Wisdom for everyday living." (Please note: if you are already subscribed to the Brothers' email, you do not need to resubscribe.)
Br. Luke Ditewig and Br. Jim Woodrum discuss “Praying Our Bodies.”Watch the video and share your reflections >
Br. James Koester and Br. Jack Crowley discuss “Praying at Home.”Watch the video and share your reflections >
Br. David Vryhof and Br. Lucas Hall discuss “Praying the Word.”Watch the video and share your reflections >
At a moment when many of us are “heavy-laden,” the Rosary might be an inviting way to pray, especially in this season of Lent. We invite you to pray along with us, using this recording of the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary.Watch the video and share your reflections >
Br. Jim Woodrum and Br. Todd Blackham discuss “Praying the Sacrament.”Watch the video and share your reflections >
Br. Jonathan Maury and Br. Sean Glenn discuss “Praying the Psalms.”Watch the video and share your reflections >
Br. Nicholas Bartoli and Br. Keith Nelson discuss “Praying Silence.”Watch the video and share your reflections >
Br. James Koester and Br. Geoffrey Tristram on “Praying Holy Week.”Watch the video and share your reflections >
Br. Nicholas Bartoli invites us to “do less” and let go, as we sit in silence, open to the loving presence of God. This teaching begins with some simple introduction and instruction, then Br. Nicholas invites us to share in a twenty-minute practice at the endWatch the video and share your reflections >