Becoming Windows of Light – lunchtime meditation session


Date and Time

Tue 10 Mar

  • March 10, 2020
    1:05 pm - 1:55 pm


St Philips Chambers

55 Temple Row, Birmingham, West Midlands, B2 5LS, United Kingdom



The Radiance of Prayer in Daily Life

So often we talk about prayer as if it’s something we do, our way of communicating with God. Unfortunately, this way of thinking about prayer can give rise to much confusion and discouragement.

Prayer is not primarily something we do, something we give God: it is what God does, what God is ceaselessly giving us – God’s very life, unconditional love.

In this session, Chris will reflect on prayer as the most simple, natural and uncomplicated thing we can do, where our work is simply to say “yes”, giving up any idea of making a “success” of prayer, and step into this unceasing flow of love in trust.

“Prayer is not about having an experience or mastering techniques, gaining this or that insight or “advancing” anywhere. God is never anywhere else. All we need is right here. Prayer is about devoting ourselves to the quiet, steady work of simply being here, allowing God to make even the smallest aspects of our daily life more transparent to his Light. You might say our work of prayer is like faithfully polishing a beautiful window. The point is not to change the window. It’s fine as it is. We polish it to let the Light pour through, into the eyes and lives of those around us.”

About the Speaker:

Chris was introduced to meditation in the Christian tradition at 19 when living at the Benedictine Monastery of Prinknash Abbey, spent a period as COO of WCCM, the World Community for Christian Meditation, and regularly gives talks and leads retreats across the UK.

He is also a Partner and Head of Education Law at Anthony Collins Solicitors.

This event will be accessible to Christians of all denominations and to people of all faiths and none.

There will be no charge for the event and people are invited to bring their own lunch. 

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