Ministries > Contemplative Prayer
Contemplative prayer, or "listening prayer" as some have called it, is an ancient devotional practice of the Church. Century after century, Christians have passed on practices of prayer that have helped people of faith to move beyond simply saying things to God into an experience of resting in God.
Deep within us all there is an amazing inner sanctuary of the soul, a holy place, a Divine Center, a speaking Voice, to which we may continuously return.
At DaySpring, we are committed to learning and practicing these ancient, in-depth disciplines of the Christian Tradition. From small groups practicing contemplative prayer together, to silent retreats on the DaySpring grounds, to the use of silence and Lectio Divina (Divine Reading) in corporate worship, we are seeking to learn a way of being with God that is transforming.
DaySpring offers evening contemplative prayer services on Wednesday evenings in the Chapel. It is a time of lightly guided prayer, usually including periods of silence and scripture meditation. We also hope to develop prayer gardens and a labyrinth.