Taize Prayer

September 7, 2017

Taize’ Prayer with the Students of SLC and Edin, Emya Youth

On September 7, 2017 Thursday, organized by the Extracurricular Dean, the Students of St. Luke’s College (SLC) had held the Taize’ Community Prayer (Gathering Prayer) service in collaboration with Edin and Emya Youth. The prayer service took place in the St. Luke’s College Church at 7: 00 PM. This prayer service took one and half hour and it was an extracurricular activities of SLC. The Theme of the prayer service was the Bible verse the book of Prophet Jeremiah 20: 13 “Sing to the Lord! Praise the Lord!

The Purposes of this prayer gathering were:

  1. To gather the students of St. Luke’s College and Youth to pray together.
  2. To deepen our relationship with God.


Flow of the Prayer:

  1. Started with a Hymn: (Taize’s Song) (About 3 minutes)
  2. Reading: Psalm (Praise and worship) (About 2 minutes)
    “Sing to the Lord! Praise the Lord! He rescues the oppressed from the power of evil people” (Jeremiah 20: 13)
    [Pause and read again]
  3. Being Silence (no music) for about 7 minutes
  4. Singing a Hymn (About 3 minutes)
  5. Gospel Reading: Luke 1: 38
    “Then Mary said, ‘Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word’.”
    [Pause and read again]
  6. Lighting the Candles: invite people to light their individual candles and bringing their personal prayers. (with instrumental music) (about 15 minutes)
  7. Being silence (10 minutes)
  8. Intercession Prayers (spontaneous)
  9. Reading: Psalm 100 (Thanks giving)
    “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, bless his Name.”
  10. Closing prayer
  11. Closing Hymn


The participated Students of SLC and Edin/Emya youth got a time to gather and pray together in the Church.

They had a nice time to gather, sing, pray, worship together as they have done an activity of meeting each other.

This Taize prayer service enabled them to deepen their relationship with God.

The participants had a greater personal experience of encountering with God through the Prayer Service.