About Contemplative Prayer
In both private prayers and the Church worship of Christians, much of the time is taken with addressing God with our prayers and requests, our penitence and thanksgiving. Often it is harder to spend some simply ‘listening’ in contemplative prayer.
The contemplative life has to do with the desire to seek stillness
amid the rush of life;
to find silence amid noise;
to listen amid the clamour to speak;
to deepen the internal amid the purely external;
to search for God amid busy-ness.
Contemplative prayer is the expression of that desire.
‘Be still … and Listen’ is a collection of 80 Sayings brought together by Rev Canon Adrian Esdaile with colour photographs taken by his son, Chris. This short book has selected 80 of these sayings, selected and grouped into short sections, which can be used as an aid to allow God or Jesus speak to you through the words and photographs. Details of how to obtain booklets are given at the bottom of the page.
BE STILL ... AND LISTEN - FURTHER SESSIONS OF GUIDED CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER
Since the "Introduction to Contemplative Prayer" Workshop (see below), we have received many requests for further sessions. Adrian has very kindly agreed to hold further sessions as follows:
26th November at 8.00pm - “I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD”
17th December at 8.00pm - “DO NOT BE AFRAID”
To join, on the published date simply go to
NB: It is recommended you join the meeting a little before 8.00pm – the session should take less than an hour.
BE STILL ... AND LISTEN - AN INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER
For those of you who missed this marvellous workshop, please do take time to view the recording below.
PEACE BE STILL - WORKSHOP 22ND OCTOBER 2020
HOW TO PURCHASE A COPY OF "BE STILL...AND LISTEN"
The cost is £5 including postage or £4 if no postage is needed. If you purchase 5 or more copies, send £4 per copy but please add £2.50 towards postage.
Please either send Adrian a cheque made out to ‘Adrian Esdaile (Book) Account’ or pay direct to Account no: 12600764 – sort code 11.02.91 with your name as the reference
29 Hereford Close, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5DZ