Spiritual Life Development
Styles of Prayer
Prayer is a conversation with a very, very close friend, the Lord, who is interested in topics from the mundane to the vital. Michael McCoy grew up in a Salvationist family, but on moving to the country found himself deeply involved in a local Church of Christ community. He has known from a young child that his relationship with God is in his own hands, and that he can’t depend on the church to provide that. He’s immoderately obsessed with his identity in God, and intent on exploring every bit of territory bought, so expensively on his behalf, on the cross!
How many of us here today find ourselves flat out at work?
Do you ever catch yourself thinking:
• ‘how am I meant to get it all done?’
• ‘how am I meant to fit this all in?’
How many of us feel overwhelmed at times?
• There’s too much going on,
• There’s not enough time in one day!
Life is busy, and it seems to be getting busier and busier. The urgent often drowns out the important.
This story article talks about the habits of such greats as Wesley, Knox and Luther and the power of their prayer
Shirley and Cheryl are both soldiers at Mandurah Corps Western Australia. They live in the small country town of Waroona where they lead the Waroona Outpost, holding fortnightly Sunday meetings as well as being involved in their local community. Shirley is also on the Senior Leadership Team at Mandurah Corps, and the Recruiting Sergeant for Waroona. Both Shirley and Cheryl regard it a privilege and a blessing to be able to do what they do, and to share the love of Jesus through blessing and prayer.
In this prayer series, Lyndall Bywater a Salvationist from the UK Territory and freelance speaker and writer on prayer, will explore ways in which different people make connection with God in prayer. For some, connection comes most easily through the outside world—they glimpse God most readily through the lens of nature, friends and everyday life. For others, the journey towards God starts by shutting out the world, and allowing stillness and solitude to open up deep places within them. The third and final study explores an altogether different ‘way in’.
This creative prayer resource utilises elements such as oil, bread, spice, The Psalms and other styles, designed to help you in your prayer walk with God.
Resources to help us Go Pray including Prayer App, Prayer Walk ideas, Breath Prayer, Ignatian spirituality, Bible App, and other resources