Developing a contemplative prayer life

 This day is a rare opportunity to experience and develop various different approaches to contemplative prayer and soak up the wisdom of Julie Dunstan’s considerable experience.

The day is aimed at those who are wanting encouragement, experience, guidance and wisdom regarding the various different approaches to prayer as the experience or absence of being with God.

All participants of the Moot Community are encouraged to come, as are those who are on a spiritual journeying with us, exploring forms of New Monasticism or are hungry to encounter God through prayer.

The day is free for those who are participants of the Moot Community and discounted for friends and companions of Moot.

Prayer is an essential focus to the way of following Jesus, which some have articulated as ‘prayerful action’ or ‘contemplative action’. Without an active and healthy prayer life, then there is a great danger that our lives become overly focused on those things that distort us in the absence of God. Sometimes we become fixated on our own thinking and feeling and forget to seek after the presence of God in the world. This day seeks to inspire and encourage those seeking to start or develop their prayer life, which is never easy and requires perseverance and discipline.

This event will be held in the Guild Church of St Mary Aldermary, next to Mansion House Tube (Exit 4), 3 mins away from the Bank Tube and 5 mins away from Cannon Street Station

Do please bring a packed lunch or be ready to buy something in one of the many nearby shops and cafes. There will be coffee breaks during the day with suggested donations on a trust basis.

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Julie Dunstan is a Spiritual Director, Psychotherapist, teacher at the London Centre for Spirituality, Reader and has led a number of Contemplative Prayer Development Days for the Moot Community.

Julie told us ‘I have a particular interest in how Christian spirituality can (though often doesn’t!) reach people at depth and foster growth and healing. I want to help people experience God’s presence in personal and authentic ways; to get people out of their heads and into their hearts; into God’s heart. I am a member of All Saints’ Church, West Dulwich, and presently developing an alternative prayer project called All Saints’ Soul Space. I am married with one lovely daughter. I am grateful for God’s grace.’