Guided Meditative Prayer

This is a community service offering at Snoqualmie Valley Alliance (SVA) church in Fall City, Washington and it is available to anyone world-wide to participate, regardless of religion. If you are seeking love, unity, and connection to the Divine, please join us. If you would like to receive email updates and schedule changes, become a member of the practice through SVA by clicking below.

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If this is your first time, please read about the Guided Meditative Prayer practice: the description, the guidelines, cultivating a contemplative attitude, how to join online via Zoom, and the schedule below:

Artist: John August Swanson

Guided Meditative Prayer-Online

Focusing: Your Body’s Ability to Attune & Listen


Practice Description:

This is a contemplative practice. You will be guided in a meditation on a God-inspired verse. This practice teaches us to pause and be with our inner world. To empathically listen to our inner struggles and the overlying contradictions to hear Holy Spirit and begin to know we are beloved in an intimate, palpable way. Come as you are with an open mind and heart.


Guidelines

  • What is shared here is confidential.
  • Only share what you want about the content of your meditation experience.
  • Comment or ask questions about the content of your meditation experience.
  • If someone asks for feedback, simply offer what resonates or comes to mind for you.
  • Have mutual respect for your and other’s boundaries.
  • Take care of yourself and ask for help.

Cultivating a Contemplative Attitude

Very simply, you will be invited to be present, disengaging from the busy mind to just be, attentive to your body, heart, and mind. When you are present to your inner world, you are like an observer, noticing what is there and allowing whatever is there to be as it is – not changing it, challenging it, and judging it but letting it be exactly how it is. You are listening, noticing, and acknowledging how your body, heart, and mind are responding. Try to soften your eyes, your gaze, and turn towards it quietly with an attitude of openness, curiosity, empathy, and compassion. YOU are present with something that is there within. You are forming a relationship with something, befriending it, sitting with it, and attending to whatever is there. It could be a thought, a feeling, an emotion, a physical sensation, a visual image, a memory, a metaphor, a song, a phrase… As you are sitting with it, you are waiting to see what evolves and unfolds, what does it want to tell you or show you?


Zoom Meeting Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86079171520?pwd=dDc4U0ZQdGJXKzNFOHlLRkkzUTZWUT09


Meeting ID: 860 7917 1520

Password: 475422


Schedule:

Weekly, Fridays September 18, 2020 - June 4, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm PST

How to Access Zoom at Home for Online Workshops


Specific Zoom Meeting links & ID Numbers for each online workshop or class is found above.


To Join on Phone:


1. Go to the link specific workshop/class link listed above. You will also receive the link through email after you are registered for the class.


2. You will be prompted to download Zoom from your App Store. You do not need an account to join, there will be a prompt to put your name in once the meeting starts.


3. Once downloaded, click the "Join Meeting" button and enter in the meeting ID shared above or through email OR re-click the link again and click "Join Meeting." When prompted enter the password to the meeting.


4. This will lead you to the meeting and place you in the Waiting Room until the host admits you into the video meeting.


To Join on Computer:


1. Go to the link specific workshop/class link listed above. You will also receive the link through email after you are registered for the class.


2. A tab will open and start a download for the Zoom program.


3. Once downloaded, a screen will pop up to prompt you to enter the password to the meeting. Then a prompt will pop up to allow video and audio, click allow.


4. This will lead you to the meeting and place you in the Waiting Room until the host admits you into the video meeting.


5. If needed: Enter meeting ID shared above or through the email.


Note:

The host will have full access to mute participants video or audio, allow people to join the group, and the group will end when they exit the meeting. It is a safe way for our group to meet and allows for us to continue to build our community.


All downloads are FREE and you do NOT need to make an account if you do not want to. All you need is the link for the meeting. Please make sure you can use the audio on your device. You may need to manually give the app permission in your phone settings.