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Day 2 - Maturing Internally

“Abide in me as I abide in you” (Jn 15:4a)

Join Alastair for midday prayers as part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Today's prayers will take place live on Facebook at noon.

The order of service is also available to download.

Questions for Discussion and Reflection

  1. Jesus is a youth when he is presented to the Temple, still new to life and not yet beginning his ministry. He had to grow spiritually, amongst other ways, to serve. What are the ways that we grow spiritually here and now? Are there exercises or practices in your tradition that help you grow?  
  2. Do we ever feel fully mature in our faith? What does that look like (knowing your Scriptures, a “full” prayer practice, being involved in the church, etc.)? This may be a question to ask people of different ages and backgrounds.  
  3. One of the prayer practices that this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity includes is Taizé contemplation. As a Bible Study, or on your own, this would be an excellent opportunity to try Taizé Prayer for 15 minutes and reflect on your experience.