‘Discovering Prayer clearly has a wonderful team supporting its programmes and my prayers are with you as you reach more and more people with the gift of excellent resources for reflective prayer. We need rhythm and structure more and more in these strange times.’
The Rt Revd Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London
What You'll Get:
12 guided audio prayer times with space for silence and a different gentle practice for you to try out each day
Exclusive access to a private Facebook group so you can interact with other participants and the Discovering Prayer team
24 Inspiring five-minute interviews with nuns and monks from Anglican, Catholic, Methodist and Orthodox traditions to listen to at a time and place to suit you
Encouragement and inspiration from a daily email designed to help you keep going with prayer even when you're busy
A personal invitation to a live Zoom prayer session with special guests
You'll Learn From:
Michelle is the founder of Discovering Prayer and the host for this prayer challenge. She started Discovering Prayer in 2014 after roles as diverse as professional dancer, trainee nun, occupational therapist and senior manager!
Brother Ian is a Methodist monk from the Society of the Salutation of Mary the Virgin at Mucknell Abbey. He is the guardian of the novices who join his community and has spent years as a companion to those on retreat.
Sister Stella is an Anglican sister from St Mary’s Convent, Wantage. She has lived in India and spent many years alongside people who are learning to pray.
Brother Herbert is a Roman Catholic monk from the Monastery of Christ Our Saviour in Turvey, Bedfordshire. He celebrated his 100th birthday this year and has an active ministry supporting people who visit or call the monastery.
Sister Mary Britt
Sister Mary is an Anglican nun from the Community of St John Baptist. She is an experienced spiritual director with a particular interest in Ignatian spirituality – praying with imagination and the Examen.
Brother John is a Roman Catholic monk from the Monastery of Christ Our Saviour in Turvey, Bedfordshire. His ministry involves creating a warm welcome for the wayfarers who stay in the community, as well as hosting opportunities for people to have psychotherapy within a place of quiet prayer.
Explore your wellbeing and relationship with God in more depth.
We’re thrilled to be working with Matthew T. Lee, Director of Empirical Research of the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University. He'll be offering you the opportunity to take a series of surveys that will give you insight into your own flourishing and personal growth.
‘Find peace in challenging times through this FREE 14-Day Prayer Challenge. You’ll learn directly from the experts through 5-minute interviews with nuns and monks plus short Bible-based guided meditations designed to fit easily into your day.’
A few of the many amazing comments from participants of Discovering Prayer
'I use Discovering Prayer in the park, when the children are playing – the voice is fantastic and helps me relax.'
Jo Hobden, Teacher and School Governor
'I am excited to hear about Discovering Prayer. In my experience, it is quite rare to meet someone who is both a real entrepreneur and deeply embedded in a pattern of prayer and meditation. I think this could be a significant development helping to connect many thousands to discover ancient forms of Christian meditation.'
Rt Rev Bishop Colin, OBE, Former Bishop of Dorchester
'Discovering Prayer brought focus, freshness and life to my prayers. It was both peaceful and enlivening, rooted in Scripture and open to the Spirit. I hope many others embark on a Discovering Prayer journey.'
Rachel Lane, Life Coach, Oxford
'Absorbing God's Word is excellent. It's guidance, reading, and prayerful meditation through scriptures.'
Greg Troxell, Harmony Bible Radio, Florida, USA
'Thank you for creating Discovering Prayer, it has been incredibly helpful – I'm discovering new ways of praying that are enriching and refreshing my prayer life. I am certain there are so many people who would benefit from all of this.'
We're grateful to the Sir Halley Stewart Trust, the Community of St Mary the Virgin, Wantage, the Community of St John Baptist and the Gladiator Trust for enabling us to create and make this valuable resource freely available for thousands of people.