Prayers in Estonia¶
Regular common prayers are organized at different places in Estonia.
A common prayer is a prayer meeting held in the spirit and liturgical style developed by the Taizé community. A typical prayer lasts 45 minutes, most of this time is filled with singing. Central elements are a bible reading and a longer moment of deep silence.
A common prayer is inter-confessional, which means that we avoid elements that are specific to a given confession. We try to make sure that everybody can participate and feel at home, including people who are not used to liturgical prayer.
Children are especially welcome and have a central place during prayer. Parents should contact the organizer before the prayer in order to arrange individual solutions.
The songs used during a common prayer are simple, meditative repetitions of short texts from the Bible or early Christian authors. The participants have both scores and lyrics so that everybody can join singing.