Stretch & Pray is the worship component for Earth And Cup, Inc. Stretch & Pray incorporates gentle movements from yoga, tai chi, qigong, and prayerful meditation. These gentle movements are done during the singing of hymns and songs, worship liturgy, prayers, and other worship components. Stretch & Pray attempts to connect with all five senses during worship. Stretch & Pray is open to all people of all traditions.
Stretch & Pray engages scripture by using a modified version of the Dwelling in the Word process. Dwelling in the Word was developed by Church Innovations. Dwelling in the Word combines listening to scripture, silently reflecting on the reading, all participants being able to comment, and listening to the other offerings for inspiration. This process allows all participants the ability to contribute.
We are more than happy to have guest worship leaders for Stretch & Pray. If you are interested in leading a Stretch & Pray worship experience, and/or interested in developing your own worship movement experience, send us an email and we can get you on the schedule. We ask that you join us the week prior to your date. This allows you to get a feel for how the worship experience is, and allows the participants to get to know you. We also allow you to compose the entire worship experience when you lead.
For more information on Dwelling in the Word: https://www.churchinnovations.org/Dwelling-in-the-Word
For resources in developing Stretch & Pray: https://www.augsburgfortress.org/store/search?ss=stretch+pray&c=0