Life Source: A Five-Session Course on Prayer for Lent
At times prayer can seem like hard work or a bit of a mystery. At other times, it's an encounter with the Living God. Wherever you are on the journey of faith, Life Source will encourage a discovery of new-found joy and delight in prayer for novices and old hands alike. Ideal for Lent, cell or house groups, the course combines Bible study and discussion with a creative, hands-on exploration of five prayer patterns drawn from Christianity's rich heritage. The interactive sessions explore: Source of life - prayer as relationship Source of joy - prayer as enjoying God Source of light - prayer as listening Source of wholeness - prayer as honesty Source of love - prayer as care Each session contains enough material for 90 minutes and includes: Guidelines for group study, with full background notes for leaders Interactive activities Questions for discussion Multi-media ideas e.g. film and music Resources for worship Each group member will need a copy of the book.
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Bibliography and Further Resources
Allow attention background become Beforehand beginning Bible blessing bring Christ Christian Church Collect comes Consider course discuss Drawing Encounter encourage enjoy examen experience explore express faith Father feel focus Getting in touch gifts give Go deep God's going group members hands heart Holy honest hope House human images Introduce Invite involves Jesus John Pritchard King lead leader light listening lives look Lord Lord's Prayer Mary material meeting minutes Moses nature notes NRSV Option ourselves passage person praise pray prayer pattern prayer practices preparation presence prompts Psalm questions reading reflection rejoice relationship response Scriptures seeking session share silence someone Source speaks Spirit Stephen Cottrell Stepping suggested Talk thanks thanksgiving things thoughts turn Watch whole worship Zacchaeus