United in Prayer Day – Friday & Saturday, March 8-9, 2024 – 23 hours of Global Prayer on Zoom: a three event weekend

March 8-9, 2024 On Zoom 23 Hours

A free, globally-hosted 23-hour day of prayer accessible via Zoom.

In the global unity of silence as God’s first language, we hold vigil for suffering humanity and all creation, and we honor Fr. Thomas Keating’s birthday (March 7), the 40th anniversary of the Contemplative Outreach community, and the growing presence of Christ among us.


No registration necessary for this event.

A brief history of United in Prayer

This year is the 32nd annual United in Prayer Day.  It began as a local event where prayer groups and chapters would come together for a time of prayer and enrichment. There usually would be some DVD that would be especially produced for the time – an excerpt of a recent talk by Thomas Keating. Around 2013, we started putting together a “virtual retreat” schedule for individuals who might not have a prayer group or chapter but who could still participate.  It was the recognition that many people practiced alone but felt connected to the Contemplative Outreach community (or wanted to connect).

In 2020, there was no UiP day as we all were adjusting to the shock of CoVID. A sample schedule was sent out with readings, etc., for people to do on their own at home.

In 2021, the idea formed to have a global Zoom gathering with different people and groups hosting from around the world.  The day was also moved from the third Saturday in March to the Saturday closest to Thomas Keating’s birthday (March 7). And that’s what we’ve been doing ever since.  In a sense, we are now truly celebrating the prayer together … and now incarcerated folks are sitting with us during certain times of the vigil. It’s also completely free – no DVD to purchase, etc.

Some places continue to gather together as a group, but members can still then join different parts of the Zoom vigil.


Join in silence and community at any time, as many times as you are able. Last year many people experienced a powerful transmission of Spirit and transformation of being, by attending multiple sessions, as if on retreat. Each hour will begin with at least 20 minutes of Centering Prayer, followed by an offering from the hosting group, which may include a video segment, the practice of Lectio Divina, selected readings, community sharing, chanting, etc. Please see the schedule of each group’s offering by clicking on the link above.


Saturday March 9, 2024, 8:30-Noon
Lenten Morning of Prayer at Holy Communion Episcopal Church

Holy Communion Episcopal Church in University City is hosting a morning of prayer
Saturday, March 9, from 8:30 a.m. until noon

The contemplative prayer group at Holy Communion is hosting this event.  The group has been active for 3+ years and meets every week for centering prayer, reading, and fellowship every week.  This event will include two periods of centering prayer as well as instruction and practice of including a labyrinth in one’s prayer practice.

All are welcome regardless of your experience with contemplative prayer!

  • Doors open at 8:00am with a light breakfast.
  • The morning will include two silent prayer periods with an opportunity to walk our indoor labyrinth with guidance from the Rev. Julie Graham.
  • We will end with lunch at noon.

Location: The Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion is located at 7401 Delmar Blvd. in University City (the corner of Delmar and Jackson). This event will take place on the main floor including the sanctuary and meeting hall.

Cost for this event: We are asking for a donation of $25 to cover the cost of breakfast and lunch. 
However, all are welcome regardless of ability to pay.

Payment may be made during registration or on-site the day of the event.

Register for this event with the Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion CLICK HERE

Questions: Contact Michael Salsich at salsichm@gmail.com
Holy Communion Church website
Event as listed on the Episcopal diocese website


Saturday, March 9, 2024, 8:45-2:30 – United in Prayer Day Local In Person Event


Our St. Louis Chapter will be participating with the Contemplative Outreach LTD United in Prayer Day in person at Community of Christ Church, 830 N Kirkwood Rd. Kirkwood, MO 63122. Come join us as we Zoom in with these international chapters. This is a phenomenal experience to behold.

Light snacks, coffee, tea, and water are available. You are welcome to bring snacks to share.

8:45am
9am
10am
11am
11:15am
12pm
1pm
2:30pm

Gather
Contemplative Outreach Poland Chapter
Outside the Walls Centering Prayer Group
Break
Lunch (bring your own)
Meditation Chapel Sangha Group
Contemplative Outreach Ireland Chapter
Convene

To Register for this event Complete and submit the online form below.
A follow up email will be sent with necessary information.

For more information contact Susie Brent at SusieBrentcostl@gmail.com, or call 314-852-4719


Use the form below to register for the COSTL Saturday, March 9, 2024, 8:45-2:30 in-person event at Community of Christ Church.

We do not share your information outside of our Contemplative Outreach St. Louis Chapter.

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Please be sure to click the "Submit online registration form" button to complete the registration process.  Once submitted, you should see a screen with your responses.

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