I am a writer and church consultant.  I now work from home, but for ten years I drove to my job.  Before I took the work out of the home, I had a schedule for Morning Prayer, but once I began to commute, I could hardly fit everything into my morning that I needed to finish before I left the house.  Morning Prayer was reduced to snatched moments of praying rather desperately in the car.  A friend from the last place where I worked emailed me with the news of the PAYG site, telling those of us who do not have iPods how we could use the site without that technology.  Now I rise early and meditate for half an hour, and then I work at getting the day’s start ready for the rest of my family.  When all have gone and I am ready for work, I sit down at my desk and look out the window at the new day, and listen to the day’s reading.  I find the experience to be a complete one, allowing me to be present to God and feel God’s presence both in community and in solitude.  I have often thought how marvelous this offering of daily prayer is to the current and future generations of Christians, an example of God making all things new, in this offering of the deep strength known and learned by monastic communities to Christians who are not monks but are making the Body of Christ in today’s world, and gaining necessary strength from the reading, the prayer, and the presence of God and each other in this way.  I often use a day from the week previous, on Saturday and Sunday.  I find the repetition is a good experience, and the reminder that many people who listen are off on the weekend gives me a stronger sense of the working community world-round.

Charlotte Weaver-Gelzer

I am a writer and church consultant.  I now work from home, but for ten years I drove to my job.  Before I took the work out of the home, I had a schedule for Morning Prayer, but once I began to commute, I could hardly fit everything into my morning that I needed to finish before I left the house.  Morning Prayer was reduced to snatched moments of praying rather desperately in the car.  A friend from the last place where I worked emailed me with the news of the PAYG site, telling those of us who do not have iPods how we could use the site without that technology.  Now I rise early and meditate for half an hour, and then I work at getting the day’s start ready for the rest of my family.  When all have gone and I am ready for work, I sit down at my desk and look out the window at the new day, and listen to the day’s reading.  I find the experience to be a complete one, allowing me to be present to God and feel God’s presence both in community and in solitude.  I have often thought how marvelous this offering of daily prayer is to the current and future generations of Christians, an example of God making all things new, in this offering of the deep strength known and learned by monastic communities to Christians who are not monks but are making the Body of Christ in today’s world, and gaining necessary strength from the reading, the prayer, and the presence of God and each other in this way.  I often use a day from the week previous, on Saturday and Sunday.  I find the repetition is a good experience, and the reminder that many people who listen are off on the weekend gives me a stronger sense of the working community world-round.

Charlotte Weaver-Gelzer

I found out about Pray-as-you-go via www.rorate.com, a Dutch Roman Catholic website which also hosts/facilitates the SQPN network.  I listen (mostly) during my train rides to either work or my girlfriend, both outside Amsterdam.  For me the daily prayer is a meditative moment before I start a hectic day.  I really like the format, not too short, not too long, nice music, gives you (most of the time) something to reflect on.  Hopefully you will continue this great podcast!  Many thanks for this great initiative!

Hans Blaauw

I found out about Pray-as-you-go via www.rorate.com, a Dutch Roman Catholic website which also hosts/facilitates the SQPN network.  I listen (mostly) during my train rides to either work or my girlfriend, both outside Amsterdam.  For me the daily prayer is a meditative moment before I start a hectic day.  I really like the format, not too short, not too long, nice music, gives you (most of the time) something to reflect on.  Hopefully you will continue this great podcast!  Many thanks for this great initiative!

Hans Blaauw

I found out about Pray-as-you-go via www.rorate.com, a Dutch Roman Catholic website which also hosts/facilitates the SQPN network.  I listen (mostly) during my train rides to either work or my girlfriend, both outside Amsterdam.  For me the daily prayer is a meditative moment before I start a hectic day.  I really like the format, not too short, not too long, nice music, gives you (most of the time) something to reflect on.  Hopefully you will continue this great podcast!  Many thanks for this great initiative!

Hans Blaauw