One of the most important and life-giving aspects of the Christian life is prayer. Yet so many of us struggle to make time for prayer, and when we do sometimes we don’t know how to keep our minds from distraction. We desire intimacy with God, but we don’t know how to show up for it. During Advent, we invited parishioners to take the 1% Challenge and spend 15 minutes of prayer every day to grow closer to Jesus. Want to keep up the momentum in the new year? Join us for an 8-week course on prayer called Oremus by Ascension Press. Oremus is a rich experience of teaching, prayer prompts, discussion, and stories. Below is the schedule.
|Week of||Topic||Prayer Group meeting|
|January 10||What is Prayer?|
|January 17||Before you Pray||Meet to discuss prayer experience|
|January 24||Lectio Divina|
|January 31||Relational Prayer||Meet to discuss prayer experience|
|February 7||Spiritual Sense|
|February 14||Discernment in Prayer||Meet to discuss prayer experience|
|February 21||Dealing with Distractions|
|February 28||Desolation and Consolation||Meet to discuss prayer experience|
The logistics of the course are as follows:
- Sign up to receive a workbook and access to the video teachings online (cost is $15.00)
- Watch the videos each week on your own or come to watch them at the parish Wednesday evenings from 6:45-7:30pm (offered during Middle School Rel Ed) beginning January 13
- Optionally sign up to be in a bi-weekly group of 3-4 people to talk about your prayer experiences (either in person or via zoom)
A link to register for Oremus is available below. Please note that the parish will be offering Small Groups beginning in Lent. While the schedule for this prayer course does go into Lent, we will adjust as needed so that you can take part in both opportunities if you would like to.
Please register by Monday, January 11, 2021. Contact Susan Swanke at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.