Welcome Ordinary Mystics

Our world needs seers who are comfortable being in liminal space expectantly looking for glimpses of new hope emerging and acting on it.

Our world need you, an ordinary mystic and curious learner, who wants to deepen their spirituality in the Christian wisdom tradition.

You are welcome at the Prayer Bench. I love writing for ordinary mystics (we all are!) and providing accessible contemplative resources, practices and inspiration to support your human spiritual journey.

You can come to the Prayer Bench and explore posts there and other topics like spiritual memoir. Through the Prayer Bench Shop I offer more in-depth resources for individuals and leaders of groups.

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Providing resources for ordinary mystics in a monthly newsletter. Read reflections on the Christian contemplative way, try spiritual practices, pray with scripture videos, and make mini-retreats with the ideas and resources provided.


I'm Janice MacLean, Host of the Prayer Bench, seeker of wisdom, lover of scripture & ancient Christian texts, writer of online resources.