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Pray As We Can... Not As We Can't (amended dates)
Mon, 5 Jun 2017, 18:00 – Mon, 26 Jun 2017, 20:00 BST
Pray as We Can.... Not as We Can't
Led by Rosey Feuell
Monday evenings 6 – 8.00pm with refreshments available from 5.45pm Dates: 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th June Cost: £80
The course is designed for practising or trained spiritual directors, those exploring this ministry and those working in, say, pastoral care, therapy and listening situations where one may “advise” others on prayer. We aim to demystify prayer by considering various simpler kinds together and to discuss issues which may arise when working with directees/clients. There will be opportunities for personal exploration of the methods/material as well as discussion, problem-solving and further input from the tutor. Participants will be encouraged to share from their own practice insofar as this is comfortable and within limits of confidentiality.
Above all, we will be thinking of how to handle responses we receive to the key spiritual direction question “How are you praying at the moment?” There are no “perfect” ways to pray, so it is good to have confidence in encouraging people to develop their own style/s of prayer. Hearing the experiences of others may help greatly.
All sessions are likely to include:
• Introduction to topic
• A refreshing solo prayer exercise
• Comfortable discussion and sharing with other practitioners
• Simple input and materials with flexible expectations
• Further ideas/suggestions for your own ministry
• Time for reflection and closing prayer
The Course is open to people of all Christian traditions, those of other faith groups, and any who are seeking refreshment and greater depth in their prayer. It could be especially helpful to those who work with individuals and/or small groups where conventional prayer sessions are less appropriate. It could also offer ideas and inspiration for those alongside people with particular needs or interests as many approaches can be adapted to a variety of occasions.
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London Centre for Spiritual Direction
Church of St Edmund the King