Friends (quakers) Churches

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Quaker worship has a tradition of silence. It eschews programmed worship, favoring instead meetings that are led by the prompting of the Spirit. Some Quaker groups have been influenced by American evangelicalism and have developed a somewhat more structured form of worship.

The silent meeting for worship is the most visible element of classical Quaker worship. Worshipers assemble without leader or program, stilling their minds and focusing their attention, waiting to sense the presence of...


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