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The shape of the course

Welcome to our online prayer course.  The material is given in six sessions, one for each of the weekly meetings/online group sessions:

  • What is prayer?
  • Beginning to pray
  • Different ways of praying
  • Prayer as a journey
  • Prayer and Christian living
  • A praying community

Within each weekly session, there are 5 different sections with different ways of looking at what we are considering:

  • Something to watch
  • Something to listen to
  • Something to read
  • Something to reflect upon
  • Finally ‘More to Explore’ – provides suggestions of what and where else you might like to explore further such as books, websites and organisations.

In each section you will find the “main resource” and “more resources”.  For each weekly session, try and watch/listen to at least 2-3 of the main resources so that you can have a good conversation with the group.  If you find you have more time or get really interested in the topic, you can explore further with the extra resources.  You could spend a lifetime studying prayer, so there is plenty to think about!

How far you take any of this is up to you – much depends on how much time you have to devote to this – but the more thinking and exploring you can do, the more valuable you will find this opportunity.