Since the year 516, monks of many different orders have practiced an ancient way of life revolving around the phrase ora et labora—pray and work. Even today, monastic traditions still live this way of life.
Over the last 18 months, work for many people has changed dramatically. Now most employees headquarters are only 10 feet from their bedroom. What if this work-from-home life, in all its complexities, is an invitation from God for us to rethink how we work? What if it is an invitation to begin to practice an ancient way of working; one that holds work and prayer as interwoven realities?
Every Wednesday from January 19th - February 23, we will be hosting Ora et Labora (Pray & Work) at Sojourn Church Carlisle. Ora et Labora is an opportunity for work-from-home employees to work up at the church in a communal work space. Throughout the day, we will have times of corporate prayer, as well as a time of communal lunch. Currently we have 8 slots available. You must register weekly to participate. To join us, we ask that participants commit to every aspect of the day outlined on the schedule.
Participants can arrive as early as 8:00AM, and can stay as long as they desire.
9:00-9:15AM | A Corporate Prayer on Starting a Work Day
12:00-12:30PM | Mid-Day Prayer
12:30PM-1:00PM | Feasting Together
4:00-4:15PM | A Corporate Prayer on Finishing the Day