“Saying one’s prayers is not the same as praying.”
With this one sentence, a much beloved character in children’s literature, Anne of Green Gables, makes plain the trouble we have with the prayer that Jesus taught us. We can say the prayer, reciting the memorized phrases with ease. The question is: Can we pray it? (p 15.)
At 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday nights beginning May 5th and continuing thru June 16th, we invite you to join Rev. David Holden in a Zoom discussion of the book Becoming Jesus’ Prayer: Transforming Your Life Through the Lord’s Prayer. Each week we will read a brief (4-5pp) chapter which will include a story, theological reflection, time for guided discussion, and prayer. The gatherings will last approximately one hour. While I encourage participants to attend all sessions, that will not be mandatory. You need not be a biblical scholar or a prayer prodigy. This will not be a class about the Lord’s Prayer. It will be a group engagement of the Lord’s Prayer. I look forward to the conversation!
Click the link to purchase the book in either paperback or Kindle format via Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Jesus-Prayer-Transforming-Through/dp/0829817077/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords
- Meeting ID: 813 4686 9191
- Passcode: 525980
The Present Word Bible Study – Daily readings from both the Old and New Testaments on Sunday mornings in the Campbell Room from 8:45-9:45 a.m.
Sunday Women’s Gathering – Beth Moore study continues by zoom at 10:45 a.m., called ‘Breaking Free’. Contact Becky Edwins (266-8666) for details.
The Theology Class meets on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m., via Zoom through June. Join us as we study The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A.J. Jacobs. If you would like to participate in our class and converse about interesting theological topics, then please join us. Contact Phil Maxson (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get the Zoom link for the class.