Quakers think that everyone can have a direct
relationship with God. We find that this relationship can
best be experienced if we meet in silence, with nothing pre-planned.
Meeting for Worship couldn't be simpler: you go in and sit down in a
plain room with other Quakers and settle into silence, a silence which
can become very deep and powerful. After a time, someone may feel
inspired to stand up and speak briefly in their own words, or pray, or
read from the Bible or some other book, before the meeting settles back
into silent waiting. A Meeting for Worship usually lasts an hour.