Taught by The Rev. Carola von Wrangel
The Welcoming Prayer
“The Welcoming Prayer is a method of consenting to God’s presence and action in our physical and emotional reactions to events and situations in daily life. The purpose of the Welcoming Prayer is to deepen our relationship with God through consenting in the ordinary activities of our day ― “consent-on-the-go.”
Treasures of the Prayer Book
In this class we explored, among other things, the daily office services, prayers for all sorts of occasions and needs, the catechism, and of course, the history of the Book of Common Prayer.
We talked about what forgiveness really is and how the stories we tell about our lives can either free us or bind us in resentment and anger. Ultimately, the forgiveness series is about developing a practice of forgiving the little stuff so that it is easier to do the hard work of forgiving the big stuff, whether that means forgiving someone else or yourself. The changes and stresses of our lives in this pandemic provide many opportunities to practice forgiving.