At the House of Prayer people trained in the art of spiritual accompaniment are available for personal conversations about life in the light of faith. You can talk to someone whether you are spending only a day at the House of Prayer or making a longer retreat. You can also meet with someone regularly throughout the year. Spiritual direction may help you to reflect on ways to deepen your prayer life and relationship with God.
“Spiritual direction is, in reality, nothing more than a way of leading us to see and obey the real Director — the Holy Spirit hidden in the depths of our soul.”
(Thomas Merton, Trappist monk)
Although spiritual direction has had a burst of new life, it is really quite ancient. Across both the Hebrew and the Christian Scriptures, we find people seeking spiritual counsel. The Queen of Sheba sought out the wisdom of Solomon and Jesus gave us examples in his conversations with Nicodemus, with the woman at the well and in the on-going formation of Peter and the other disciples.
In the early church, people flocked to hermits in the desert for spiritual counsel. Across the centuries we find striking examples of spiritual directors like Ignatius Loyola, Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Francis de Sales who helped many in the art of prayer.
There is a team of spiritual directors connected to The House of Prayer. The suggested donation is £30 for one hour Spiritual Direction. If you would like to find a spiritual director or have any other questions please contact us.
“A beautiful oasis of peace”