02.23.13 - First Free Night of Prayer and Worship

Ballet 5:8 is excited to partner with First Free Evangelical Church in Chicago to present a night of prayer on worship on Sunday, February 23 at 7:00pm.

The prayer service, held at First Free, will include worship through song and a journey through The Lord's Prayer led by Ballet 5:8's As We Pray. The event is free and open to the public.  

As We Pray is a contemporary ballet inspired by our human need – seemingly rooted in the very the depths of our souls – to reach up and be in communication with God. In the ballet, the choreography of Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Slager takes us through living, moving, emotion-filled pictures of many different kinds prayer.

The centerpiece of As We Pray is a song by Shane & Shane that weaves The Lord’s Prayer, the prayer Jesus’ instructs his disciples to use as a basis for all their prayer, into music and song. From that basis, the ballet explores prayers of thanksgiving and praise, prayer motivated out of difficulty and sorrow, and much more. As We Pray is a call to the Christian community toward a deeper prayer life where prayer without ceasing, day in and day out, is a crucial part of each individual’s and each church’s walk with Christ.

First Free Evangelical Church, 5255 North Ashland Avenue, Chicago IL 60640

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