Courses on Prayer
In the film, Gravity, Sandra Bullock’s character, Ryan Stone, finds herself in a desperate situation, stranded all alone in outer space. She is almost certainly about to die. She knows she needs help beyond herself. But she doesn’t know how to ask for it.
Currently there are three courses on prayer available to access.
This is a prayer course that individuals can download and go through on their own. It is based on the Lord’s Prayer, and there is a prayer exercise to do at the end of each lesson. Some house groups have done this course together and found it helpful. That’s great, but it was not the original intention behind the course, and I do hope to produce a course on prayer specifically for house groups in due course.
This is a prayer course intended for church leaders to use to help their congregation grow in their knowledge and experience of prayer. It would normally be done over a period of eleven weeks, and each lesson opens up different aspects of prayer that have been practised across the Christian traditions. This course is designed to be led by one person (though some groups have had a different person lead each week) and there are exercises to do both in the lesson, and for homework.
This is not a course on prayer. It is a simple course in Christian Spirituality – a subject which goes hand-in-hand with prayer. The course is made up of 40 videos which encourage reflection and prayer on spiritual issues. Whilst it is intended to be done during the period of Lent, in reality it can be done at any time.
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Michelle Eyre is the Chief Prayer Officer for the Discovering Prayer website which offers audio prayer and meditations for those who want to explore prayer more deeply.
Other online courses available on prayer
“If you want a life of prayer, the way to get it is by praying.” Thomas Merton