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Silence

"In stillness we find a deeper sense of God's presence"

Friends Meeting House

30, Roker Park Road, Sunderland, SR6 9PG

About Silence

The silence of Quaker worship is a time when we try to set aside everyday distractions. This might seem difficult at first but can be both comforting and uplifting.

 

To settle into the silence, first make yourself comfortable. Then begin to relax in whatever way feels right for you. Some people inwardly recite a prayer. Some begin by focusing on relaxing their breathing. Others focus on what is around them, e.g. a plant on the central table or the trees outside the window. As you begin to relax, you may feel the silence gently embracing all in the room. In this, some may find an experience of God.

 

It is not unusual to be distracted by outside noise or roving thoughts. Our worship is not about achieving a mental state where our concentration isolates us from others: In fact, we find that in the stillness of worship we are drawn closer to one another.

 

During our hour together, one or more people may be moved to speak. Their words are left in a pool of silence. We do not respond directly to spoken ministry ; but it is not unusual for other ministry to build on what has been said before.

 

Unbroken silence can be powerful and offers valuable opportunity for spiritual experience.

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