“Be still and know that I am God”. (Psalm 46:10)
Taking time out and being still is one of the most difficult things to find in life and many of us struggle. Most of us find that our lives are busy and cramped and we yearn for a little space to be and to think. It was no different for Jesus during his public ministry. Often he was followed by vast crowds who wanted to be with him, to see him, to listen to him. In St Mark’s Gospel we are told that, “And in the morning, a great while before day, he rose up and went out, and departed into a desert place, and there prayed.” (Mark 1.35). All of us need to find that time for stillness and prayer. Time where we can simply be in God’s presence.
Anyone is welcome to come and pray and be in St John’s when services are going on, but there are two times a week set apart for silent prayer. During this the Blessed Sacrament, the consecrated bread from the Mass or Eucharist, is placed on the altar for adoration and prayer. Christians believe Jesus to be truly present in the Blessed Sacrament and so we are able to spend the time with Jesus in silence, prayer, and contemplation.
Sacred Space takes place on:
Friday – 2pm-3pm
Why not come and be still?