It's said that prayer is so primal an urge for humankind that we're born into the world praying. Yet, something so natural and seemingly so easy comes hard sometimes. The Way of Prayer is a 10-week small group study about the nature, practice and results of prayer. People with different temperaments, spiritual types, and learning styles will each find expressions of prayer that draw them closer to God. They will also learn to integrate body, mind, and spirit in prayer and to live a more creative rhythm between the inner life and the outward journey of service. The Participant's Book has a weekly article that introduces new material and five daily exercises to help pa rticipants reflect on their lives in light of the article's content. An important part of this process involves keeping a personal journal. The daily exercise commitment is about thirty minutes. The weekly meeting includes time for reflecting on the past week's exercises, for moving into deeper experiences of spiritual growth, and for engaging in group experiences of worship.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 128 Vendor: Upper Room Publication Date: 2007 Dimensions: 9.25 X 7.31 (inches)
ISBN: 0835899063 ISBN-13: 9780835899062 Availability: In Stock Series:Companions
The Way of Prayer is a 10-week resource designed to help people expand their understanding of the nature and practice of prayer. Many Christians grow up with a limited vision of what prayer is and how to pray. The Way of Prayer offers many forms to explore and practice, both individually and as a group. People with different temperaments, spiritual types, and learning styles will each find expressions of prayer that draw them closer to God. They will also learn to integrate body, mind, and spirit in prayer, and to live a more creative rhythm between the inner life and the outward journey of service. This resource can help bring greater scope and vitality into the prayer life of your congregation. Topics include: How do you Pray? Images of God? Praying by Heart Praying with Music Praying by Gazing Praying with Our Bodies Scriptural Prayer Contemplative Prayer Praying with and for Others Prayer and Social Transformation - Small groups in local churches - Companions in Christ customers