If you aren’t able to find your way to a local body of water or the Connecticut River to paddle, don’t worry…you can still participate in the 40-day Pilgrimage as a “Pilgrim in Prayer” and be with us in spirit from your home, your place of worship, or a chosen spot outside in nature.
From May 31 to July 9, those paddling the Connecticut River will be participating in a set of daily lessons and readings as created for our River of Life Prayer Book.
As a “Pilgrim in Prayer,” find the corresponding date(s) in the River of Life Prayer Book for when you are available to join us in spirit and participate by following along with the selected readings and lessons, plus offering your own thanks for the gift of water. The River of Life Prayer Book will be available for download in Spring 2017.
With the accompanying River of Life Prayer Book, why not join us for all 40 days of the Pilgrimage?!?
Registration as a “Pilgrim in Prayer” coming soon!
Spiritual themes, by week, for the Pilgrimage – a brief overview with more details forthcoming:
WEEK #1a: Fourth Connecticut Lake to Canaan, VT
Spiritual Theme: The Call to the Wilderness
Key Scripture Passages: Call of Abraham (Genesis 12), Jesus in the Wilderness (Matthew 4 and parallels)
WEEK #1b: Canaan, VT to Littleton, NH
Spiritual Theme: Water, Grace, and the River of God
Key Scripture Passage: The Wonderful Stream (Ezekiel 47)
WEEK #2: Littleton, NH to Hanover, NH
Spiritual Theme: Baptism and Immersion in God
Key Scripture Passages: The Baptism of Jesus (Matthew 3 and parallels), Passage Through the Sea (Exodus 14)
WEEK #3: Hanover, NH to Brattleboro, VT
Spiritual Theme: A New Relationship with Creation
Key Scripture Passages: Jesus Calms the Storm (Mark 4 and parallels), Jesus Walks on Water (Mark 6 and parallels)
Week #4: Brattleboro, VT to Springfield, MA
Spiritual Theme: Drinking From Our Divine Source
Key Scripture Passage: Streams of Living Water (John 4)
Week #5: Springfield, MA to Long Island Sound
Spiritual Theme: Transformation and Resurrection
Key Scriptural Passages: The Wedding Feast of Cana (John 2), The New Heavens and New Earth (Revelation 21), The Resurrection (John 20 and parallels)
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