Prayers for the Seasons | eBOOK
The Journey of the Spiritual Year
by Rev Mario Schoenmaker
Like the physical year, the spiritual year is punctuated by different festivals and seasons which usher in a change of atmosphere and focus, and call forth different soul responses and challenges. The diverse elements of our inner work in these times are reflected in the prayers in this collection.
The Independent Church of Australia 2016
eBook as PDF | 172 pages plus covers
The purpose of this collection of prayers is to enrich our experience of the spiritual year. Each prayer holds valuable points for personal contemplation and meditation and as such forms a rich guide to the year’s journey. This journey commences with Advent, four weeks before Christmas, and concludes at the end of November.
These prayers can be used in formal worship settings and private devotions. Some are suitable as invocations or opening prayers, some as collects and/or prayers of intention in the Mass, some as benedictions or closing prayers. Below each prayer are suggestions for how to incorporate it into private devotion or public worship.
The inspiration for this collection, and the source of most of these prayers, is the Reverend Mario Schoenmaker. His prayers lifted people into what he often called ‘the immensity of the heavens’. They are powerful expressions of devotion to Christ, an intimate relationship with spirit and a clear perception of the working of spiritual forces. They put into words the sometimes unrecognised thoughts and longings of our souls.
These prayers will assist you to enter into the different spiritual seasons and festivals with more awareness of the movement and activity of spirit – in and around you – and engender a greater connection and co-operation with the rhythms of the heavens.