Welcome to RHYTHM.
RHYTHM is a daily, weekly, fortnightly, and yearly pattern of prayer and worship to help us intentionally structure our lives around Jesus, and put Him at the heart of our day to day routines. Following RHYTHM will unite us as a church in prayer, and enable us to grow more Christ-like as individuals so that we can shape the world around us.
At St Augustine’s Ipswich, our vision is to play our part in the evangelisation of the nation, the revitalisation of the Church, and the transformation of society. Our mission is to know Jesus, show His love, and make Him known. RHYTHM is a tool to help us live out our mission, and begin to see our vision become a reality.
If you already have a pattern of prayer which is working for you, that’s great—keep it up—but you may find some of the resources in RHYTHM build on that foundation, give you ideas of new ways to pray, or help you to pray in unity with others as well. If you don’t have a pattern of prayer, or feel it’s time for a change, RHYTHM will help you get started with some simple examples of daily, weekly, fortnightly, and yearly patterns.
We are all creatures of habit, and routines and rhythms can help us to flourish. We would love everyone who is part of St Augustine’s to follow RHYTHM, tailored to you. You can customise your RHYTHM using loads of different ‘practices’ to match your own life and personality, so that each of us can grow and flourish in our faith as individuals, together. So, experiment and create a RHYTHM that feeds your soul and creates space to follow the way of Jesus in your everyday life.
It’s time to find your RHYTHM.
Bishop Mike Harrison says, “I think it’s excellent because you’ve got a spectrum from daily to annual… a whole list of practices… and the combination of being alone and together, I think is wise, too. In fellowship we can grow in faith but we also need times in silence and solitude with God. All of those combinations make [RHYTHM] a resource that I would certainly recommend.”
P.S. An expanded and updated version of RHYTHM will be released once we’re out of lockdown, so watch this space!