West End United Methodist Church

Taizé Service of Prayer and Healing May 2024

Speakers:Rev. Will McLeane
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.  Our Pastor of Spiritual Formation, Rev. Will McLeane, is leading the service along with the Taizé musicians.  Today’s service includes readings from the Gospel of John and an adaptation from Psalm 144.  There are periods of silence, giving us time to meditate, and then there is a guided meditation: this being Pentecost Sunday, we are invited to focus on breath and breathing, sensing our body from head to foot, opening ourselves to receiving the Holy Spirit.  This guidance is then followed by a long period of silent meditation.  That meditative part of the service is then followed by a segment for healing of the body and/or spirit.   (Note: A full program bulletin containing all of the music and references is available for download as a pdf below.)


  • John :20:19-22
  • Psalms :144


Taizé Service bulletin (5/19/2024)