Growth in Prayer and Reflective Living - Online
A one-year online programme for those who want a closer relationship with God, who struggle with prayer, who want to make choices that are in tune with God’s dream for the world. No expertise in prayer or reflection is required. The course is open to all, of whatever denomination or none. So come along, whether you have a specific reason for doing the course or simply want space to explore and reflect on your life in relationship to God, self and others. Course application deadline is 16 August 2021 (though see below if financial assistance is required). There will be an Introductory evening on Tuesday 7th September for those registered and accepted onto the course.
The course aims to provide participants with prayer resources and reflection skills that will help them:
Deepen their relationship with God
Become more aware of the sense and direction of their lives
Make choices that reflect their self-identity within an understanding of God’s hopes for the world
Develop a spirituality that shapes their response to life.
Towards this end, and within the framework of the Christian liturgical year, the course provides opportunities to:
Reflect on our understanding of God and self
Become aware of the many ways in which God communicates with us
Become familiar with different methods of prayer as tools for engaging in conversation with God
Explore some spiritualities as responses to God’s communication
Develop skills for reflective living
Explore the relationship between prayer and engagement with the world.
Explore how to support your faith journey
Develop a personal spirituality that integrates prayer and life, and helps shape your response to the latter.