33 – Jesus Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

While the Jesus Prayer can be considered a form of breath prayer, it is a much used and deceptively simple practice that deserves our attention. Frist, the words are simple and might take one of several forms, “Lord Jesus Christ, … Continue reading

32 – Breath Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Breathing is not only the most natural thing to do, it sustains life.  Breath prayer for many is a prime sustainer of life. In breath prayer we repeat a short, repetitive prayer phrase to the rhythm of our breathing.  As … Continue reading

31 – Simple Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

The first chapter of Richard Foster’s Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home is entitled “Simple Prayer.”  He writes, ” … we are brought to the most basic, the most primary form of prayer: Simple Prayer … we bring ourselves before … Continue reading

30 – Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Over the next several weeks I would like us to think together about the different forms our prayers can take.  But before we look at different prayer practices, I would ask us to keep in mind two things. First, keep … Continue reading

29 – Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Robert Mulholland speaks of prayer as the third “inner dynamic of our disciplines.” “Prayer … becomes the offering of who we are to God: the giving of that broken, grasping, manipulative self to God for the work of God’s grace … Continue reading

2 – Prayer – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

“Prayer – Interactive conversation with God about what we and God are thinking and doing together.”  “We do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sights too deep for words.” Romans 8.26″ from A Year … Continue reading