Waiting, waiting, waiting … waiting, praying, waiting…

Most months I attend a Taize prayer service at the First Mennonite Church in Urbana, IL.  This kind of prayer service arose in the early 1940s in Taize, France.  These kind of services are growing in popularity among young adults who are longing for a deeper connection with the Lord.

In the simple services, 4 or 5 choruses are repeated several times.  They are interspersed with times of prayer, scripture reading (often in English and other languages), a several-minute period of silence and the lighting of candles and accompanying prayers for various disenfranchised people around the world.


Try it below to see how it feels to you, if you want…

Start with this short Advent reading for today, Psalm 130:5-6, and then listen, sing, reflect and practice waiting with the link I have provided.

“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope;
My soul waits for the Lord
more than watchmen for the morning,
more than watchmen for the morning.”

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