We started in Lent of 2021 with a short-term idea — what if we came together for 30 minutes, once a week for 6 weeks, to give people a space of quiet and calm? What if we found a way to fill all of our hearts with God’s peace on a Wednesday evening – helping us settle and sleep, and renewing us again until Sunday?

We loved it. And so did those who joined us. And it’s still going strong!

As we pause our weekly Zoom meeting for the month of August, we offer resources below so that you can continue your practice (or begin one) on your own schedule.

To join the mailing list for our September re-start email  office@norvalunited.ca to receive the recurring Zoom link. 

Resources

Our group sessions typically follow the following pattern:

You may choose to follow the group session outline or make the practice your own. May the Spirit bless and keep you as you set aside time to be with God.

           
                      

A Reading

Psalm 46 excerpts

God is our refuge and strength, 
a very present help in trouble.  
Therefore we will not fear, 
though the earth should change, 
though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
though its waters roar and foam, 
though the mountains tremble with its tumult. 
Come, behold the works of the Lord;  
God makes wars cease to the end of the earth; 
God breaks the bow, and shatters the spear; 
Be still, and know that I am God!
           
                      

A Prayer

A Celtic prayer from the first millennium

O God,
You are the peace of all things calm
You are the place to hide from harm
You are the light that shines in dark
You are the heart's eternal spark
You are the door that's open wide
You are the guest who waits inside
You are the stranger at the door
You are the calling of the poor
You are my Lord and with me still
You are my love, keep me from ill
You are the light, the truth, the way
You are my Saviour this very day.
Amen
 
           
                      

Guided Meditation

Suggestion: Choose one Guided Meditation per week.

Guided Meditation for Inner Peace and Calm / Mindful Movement

Meditation to Calm an Overactive Mind / Reduce Anxiety and Worry / Mindful Movement

Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude with this 15 Minute Guided Meditation / Mindful Movement

A Cherished, Blissful Pause for Self Care: 15 Minute Guided Mindfulness Meditation

           
                      

A Blessing

May the joy of soaring birds be yours.
May the peace of star-filled nights be yours.
May the hope of sprouting seeds be yours.
May the strength of flowing rivers be yours.
May God’s love for all creation be yours. 
This day and always.  
Amen.