THE 2020 EXPERIENCING GOD IN PRAYER – COURSE CONTENT
Spiritual Direction – Explain spiritual direction, introduce spiritual directors, men will meet with men and women with women. Set up first one-on-one online appointment.
Awareness, Attentiveness to God’s Presence – How do we “hear God”? Review biblical and historical patterns of listening to God.
Examination of Consciousness – Reflection, asking the Holy Spirit to examine our hearts and minds on a regular basis.
Silence and Solitude – The spiritual significance of regular times of solitude and silence with God. Recommendation on daily practices and extended retreats.
Fasting – Review of biblical teaching on fasting, recommended best practices.
Gratitude – Thankfulness, gratitude and its importance in our spiritual life.
Grace – Increase our understanding of grace and power capacity to receive grace.
Discernment – Best practices in discernment or decision-making in our spiritual life.
Contemplation – How contemplation differs from meditation. The practice of being with the person of Jesus.
Rule of Life – Establishing a personal God-given focus for my life, time, and energy.
To have some fun and to keep the names of our groups clear, we selected the following names:
Comprecatio – Latin for “prayer” in 2017
Oración – Spanish for “prayer” in 2018
Gebet – German for “prayer” in 2019
? – ? for prayer in 2020 (to be decided)