West End United Methodist Church

Taizé Service of Prayer and Healing February, 2023

Speakers:Sally Ahner
Topics:Taizé Service of Prayer and Healing

The Taizé Service of Prayer and Healing is a different kind of worship service. Contemplative in nature, it is one of the ways to get in touch with one’s mystical self in the company of others with a similar intent, quieting the mind and listening for God.  As she has for years, Sally Ahner introduces the service and leads it.  The reading for the service is a few verses from 1 John 4, a section about loving God, and there are also some selected readings from Hildegard von Bingen, read in a round by three readers.  Much of the service is the singing of traditional Taizé chants, but there are also periods of silence for meditation and a segment for healing.     (NOTE: A pdf of the program containing all of the music, readings, and guidance is available below to view or download.) 


  • 1 John :4:7-8


Taizé Service Bulletin (2/19/2023)