This summer, I started a morning prayer time before worship. As church things go, it was moderately successful, especially for the summer.
I've been wondering if I want to continue it into the fall and I have this gut sense to keep on going, but I want to do it a bit differently. I really want it to be a time of coming before God in prayer and silence. I want some time where people can simply experience God.
I've been thinking about using a variety of materials that are out there, especially from the emergent community. I'm thinking of using the Missio Dei Breviary for some Sundays, maybe the Emergent Psalter on other Sundays, and definitely the Painted Prayerbook.
Of course, I am doing this in typical aspie fashion: just doing it.
I can't logically explain why I'm doing this, just that I see a need for it and well, this might seem selfish, but I need it. I need a time to be quiet and enter mystery.
Now comes the hard part: getting people interested in participating. I'm not that good in drawing people to events (my lack of a charismatic personality).
Well, if God is leading me to this, then maybe I will leave that to God.
Feel free to share any ideas!