'Lord, teach us to pray,' said Jesus' disciples. We've all felt that need! Sometimes prayer seems so difficult. Are there different ways of praying that would work for us? This five-week Lent course will help us explore.
- March 12: Simple Prayer. This is just the basics: How to have a daily prayer time, reading the Bible and responding to God with worship, thanksgiving, penitence and bringing our requests.
- March 19: Prayers that Speak for Us. The Church has a long tradition of written prayers, going all the way back to the book of Psalms in the Bible. In this session we'll explore the 'Daily Office' - Morning and Evening Prayer - and how it might help us.
- March 26: Writing a Letter to God. Some people find writing their prayers down to be a real help in concentration. How might prayer journalling fit into our 'prayer smorgasbord'?
- April 2: Listening to God Part 1. Another old Christian tradition is 'Lectio Divina' ('divine reading'). In this session we'll discover a way of reading the Bible that helps us listen for the voice of God and respond to what we hear.
- April 9: Listening to God Part 2. Keeping silence before God can be a powerful way of experiencing God's presence. In this final session we'll explore 'contemplative prayer' and how it might help us draw closer to the heart of God.
To register, sign up on the sheet in the table on the church foyer, or email Tim Chesterton at email@example.com, call the office at 780-437-7231.