Drop-in Prayer at the Benedictine Study Centre

There are drop-in prayer sessions at the Benedictine Study Centre, 74 Castlebar Road, every weekday morning. These sessions, led by a monk of Ealing Abbey, are a chance to experience some aspects of Benedictine prayer. There are three separate parts each day; come for any one, two, or all three.

Monks have been immersed in Scripture and meditation from the earliest days. The monk seeks God in his life; God is to be found in the Scriptures. When Paul and Silas preached in Beroea, the citizens studied the Scriptures every day to see if their preaching was true (Acts 17:11). Studying the Scriptures helps us to understand them. This helps also with lectio divina, which is a prayerful reading of Scripture.

The most difficult aspect of prayer is listening. It is no use our talking to God if we do not listen to what He says to us. Both silent meditation and lectio divina give God a chance to talk to us and us to listen to Him.

The timetable is:

8:30Silent Meditation
9:20Scripture Study
10:00Lectio Divina

NB: There will be no sessions on Christmas Day, the 26th December, or Good Friday.