Quaker Meeting for Worship


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There is no "right way" to  prepare for spiritual communion.  Vital worship depends far more on a deeply felt longing for God than upon any particular practice.  Worship in Meeting may begin with stilling the mind and body, letting go of tensions and worries, feeling the fellowship of others, and opening oneself to the Spirit.  It may include meditation, reflection on a remembered passage from the Bible or other devotional literature, silent prayer, thanksgiving, praise of God, consideration of one's actions, remorse, request for forgiveness, or search for direction.  There is a renewal of spirit when we turn away from worldly matters to rediscover inward serenity.  Friends know from experience the validity of Jesus' promise that "Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them" (Matthew 18:20).

Friends gather for worship in quiet waiting upon God.  We come together out of our care for one another and out of our shared hunger to know God and follow the leading of the Spirit.  At the close of the Meeting for Worship, we shake hands in acknowledgement of our commitment to one another and to God, and go forth with renewed trust in the power and reality of God's grace and love.

For more information about Quaker worship go to the Quaker Information Center's Site:  Quaker Information Center



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