When to Speak in Quaker Worship

How do you know when to stand up and speak out of the silence in Quaker worship? We asked 9 Quakers how to know when you have a message that needs to be shared.

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Jon Watts

Jon Watts

Jon Watts launched and directed the QuakerSpeak project for its first 6 seasons. Keep up to date with Jon’s work at his website.

7 thoughts on “When to Speak in Quaker Worship

  1. love the idea that a message may come “thru you” , yet not be “about you”
    ……..the Divine within will be speaking…

  2. “…it is God among us speaking through who-ever is gathered.” -Kri Burkander
    What a powerful, simple observation! This helps me when the speaking does not fit my idea of what ministry should be: I can ask, what is being said by God through this person who is [fill in the blank here, including talking about the news, asserting an opinion, etc.]?

  3. As the silence deepens, the Light within gets brighter to illuminate a thought and/or feeling in the soul. It might be the silence, the brightness, or the soul that motivates me to speak.

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