Contemplative prayer increases our awareness of God’s presence. When I live with this constant awareness, I live in a way that manifests God’s love. They are part of the paradox of growing deeper in our relationship with God. There is nothing that I can do to deepen this relationship. It is all gift from God. However, we can make ourselves available for God’s shaping. This is the function of contemplative prayer. The various forms offer tools to assist us in being still and allowing God to shape us. Join Dr. Jackie Halstead for six weeks and six prayer forms that will help us be increasingly open to God.
The six-week class/retreat offers lessons on the following topics:
- Introduction to contemplative prayer – the listening side of prayer
- Lectio divina
- Prayer of Examen
- Imaging prayer
- Journaling prayer
- Body prayer
We make ourselves available and God does the shaping. An explanation of this Level One class format is found here.
Note: You are welcome to sign up for this single class or join us for the year’s Contemplative journey of six classes. You can begin with any class.
Click here to find instructions for the class.