Bloom in Prayer
Bloom in Prayer - Readings from Anthony Bloom with John Twisleton
Draw wisdom with Canon John Twisleton from Archbishop Anthony Bloom, one of the greatest 20th Century prayer guides, reading from his best-selling books with reflections geared to challenge and deepen your walk with God. Anthony Bloom served for 50 years as head of the Russian Orthodox Church in Britain and wrote and broadcast to millions, especially behind the then Iron Curtain.
Episode 1 – 9th June
Exploring contemplation with Metropolitan Anthony looking at 1 John 3:1-3 and the purification necessary for contemplation which is making yourself comfortable with silence alongside expectancy upon encounter with God.
Episode 2 – 16th June
Exploring the Jesus Prayer looking at Luke 18:9-14 and Anthony Bloom’s commentary on the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax collector. ‘Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner’.
Episode 3 – 23rd June
Exploring prayer in the Holy Spirit with Metropolitan Anthony reflecting on the encounter between Nicodemus and Jesus in John 3:1-8 and direct experience of God in prayer through the Spirit.
Episode 4 – 30th June
Exploring intercession looking at Mark 14:32-41 and Anthony Bloom’s interpretation of Christ in Gethsemane linking prayer and life and looking at how we best stand before God on behalf of others.