Join us this year at Trinity’s Third Term Teaching
Invigorate and ignite your prayer life by learning about / expanding your knowledge and experience of a few prayer techniques.
- Each session will include input and practical experience.
- Materials will be given to apply what learnt in the following week.
Time: 7pm to 8.30pm
Venue: Chapel at Trinity Methodist Church, Linden
Registration: You can register for all 4 weeks or just selected topics:
Wednesday 25 August
Simple ways to pray for healing (Led by Angela Wessels)
Thursday 2 September
‘Examen of Consciousness’ and ‘Centering’ prayer (Led by Brigid Schrieder & Lesley Smithers)
Thursday 9 September
Praying with Scripture (Led by Cecil Edwards)
Thursday 16 September
Praying Creatively (Led by Fiona Maskell)
Cost: No cost, Donations welcome on the night
Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your prayer life! Sign up today.
“Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (The Message)
Healing prayers - Simple ways to pray for healing for ourselves; for others; and for our world
This will be based on the teachings of Matthew, Sheila and Dennis Linn who have been writing about and leading healing retreats since the 1970’s. They offer practical and simple methods of prayer that can easily be applied to one’s life situation. Examples are Healing through Gratitude; Healing through Affirming Love; Shoe Prayer: Healing through Intercession. This session will be relevant to anyone who wishes to grow in praying for themselves, others, and the world.
Facilitator: Angela Wessels
Examen of Consciousness and Intro to Centering Prayer
Timothy Gallagher says “The prayer of examen is the specific searching every day to find where God’s love is active this day, where God’s love is leading today, to discern what within me may be resisting that leading, and to discover the growth to which God is calling me tomorrow so that this deepest desire (for communion of life with the God who loves us) can be increasingly fulfilled. Nothing in the spiritual life can replace a prayer that seeks this awareness of God’s daily leading in our lives.”
Facilitator: Brigid Schrieder
Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.
Facilitator: Lesley Smithers
Praying with Scripture
Lectio Divina (Divine reading) is a slow, contemplative reading and praying of the Scriptures which enables God’s word, to become a means of union with Him. You listen for the still small voice of God to speak to you personally. To hear a word or phrase to meditate and contemplate on.
Gospel contemplation is a method of meeting God through story. The prayer develops as you “live into” a Scripture (typically from a Gospel) story with all your senses and imagination. You become a participant in the story and get to know and connect with Jesus more deeply.
Facilitator: Cecil Edwards
When we begin to pray with images and symbols, we move from a cognitive, rational, intellectual, and narrow frame of reference and enter an expanded state of awareness. Imagination helps us to see what is going on in our inner being. The session will include using art, pictures and mandalas in prayer.
Facilitator: Fiona Maskell