of Hope members gather,
they begin and end with prayer and worship. Prayer, the universal
language of faith, draws persons of great diversity into a spiritual
oneness: the body of Christ.
meditation, silence and stillness, the soul is awakened to the presence
of the Holy Spirit and the ear of the heart is opened to listen
to God. Prayer in community is like the hub, the still point of
a wheel, which creates momentum for ministry. The outer rim grounds
us in God through Christ, binding us together. Benedict saw prayer
as a continuous movement, empowering and reflecting all that we
are and do.