Resources for Prayer and Reflection in an Uncertain Time

Resources for Prayer and Reflection in an Uncertain Time

During this time of separation, social distancing, and self-quarantine for the greater good, St. Paul wants to be an oasis, even if we can only do that in a virtual way. To that end, we are compiling resources that you may find useful to remain grounded and find peace. We will add to this page as we come across resources we believe you might find useful. Blessings to you all as we love each other from a distance, and we hope to gather together again soon in the house of the Lord.

WORSHIP

During our time of physical separation, we are offering online worship opportunities. Our Sunday morning worship will be accessible via Facebook Live at 10:00am each Sunday until further notice. Links to our worship service videos, as well as past sermons, can be accessed at our Sermons page.


MEDITATION & PRAYER

Marilyn Stoner, a St. Paul member, offers guided meditation once a week at St. Paul. Since we cannot gather in person, Marilyn has graciously created a guided meditation video for use by anyone who would like to enter into a time of centering quiet. The video can be found here.

Christine Valters Paintner, who runs Abbey of the Arts, is offering a free a 9-day Novena for Times of Unraveling webinar series, from March 17-29. Each webinar will be recorded for those who cannot attend in person. You can find more information and registration information here.

St. Paul’s 2020 Lenten Devotional can be downloaded here.

Pray-As-You-Go has daily guided prayer meditation and a weekly Lenten reflection.  Their Lenten reflections are here.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium offers a series of lovely MeditOceans that provide a calming, guided meditation experience.

Renovare offers an “Audio meditation: A prayer for these days of uncertainty.”

Mindfulness for Stress audio meditation.


CULTIVATING PEACE AND CALM

Changeless and Calm – This lovely chant written by Gerald May and sung by Christy Berghoef is beautiful and calming.

Changeless and calm
Deep Mystery
Ever more deeply
Rooted in Thee

More calming videos from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Nature 365 offers daily, one-minute calming videos that intermingle nature and acoustic sounds and music.


MUSIC

Carrie Newcomber offers many beautiful, uplifting songs of faith. “Sanctuary” seems particularly apt during this time of uncertainty.

Also from Carrie Newcomber, “You Can Do This Hard Thing” offers encouragement and hope.

Cantus’ Covid-19 Sessions – Vocal ensemble Cantus is offering free recordings at their website during the Covid-19 outbreak, which has caused them to cancel upcoming performances.


Learning

Gratefulness.org is offering free e-courses here.