This is a text-only version of an article first published on Monday, 30 November 2020. Information shown on this page may no longer be current.
Oxfordshire-based Discovering Prayer has made a special online Advent calendar to help you enjoy a calmer Christmas.
This guided audio meditation includes 23 different prayer times to accompany you through Advent. Feeling frazzled or fed up as Christmas approaches? So many of us are feeling drained by the stress and loss that the pandemic has brought.
But help is at hand. The course normally costs £15.
This year however, to support people through these difficult times, the Discovering Prayer course is available for free .
Just five minutes is enough to get started.
Quick and easy to use
The weekday prayer times are short and easy to use.
Whether you are at home, doing chores or out on a walk, listen to Discovering Prayer director Michelle Eyre's soothing voice as she guides you through a time of focused attention on God, whatever your circumstances. The 12-minute weekend meditations are designed to help you set aside distractions to rest in God's presence, comfort and love. Michelle explains; "Taking time out to pray and spending time with God is a perfect antidote to the rushing around.
Prayer puts relationship first.
Taking just five minutes during the day can really help put everything else in perspective. "
Sign up for instant access and share the link with anyone you think might find these audio prayer times helpful.
Alongside the meditations, you will receive a series of emails throughout December with a wealth of inspiration and practical tips for a simpler, calmer Christmas. Whether the coming weeks are full of frenzied activity or a time of even greater isolation, Discovering Prayer's Advent calendar will help you focus your time and thoughts on what matters most. If you have any questions, or to find out more, please email Michelle . Michelle featured in an episode of Bishop Steven's podcast My (Extraordinary) Family.
Take a listen now.