Prayer is simply the medium through which we communicate and commune with God. The practice of prayer is learning to set aside dedicated time to intentionally be with God, in order to become like him and partner with him in the world.
The only way to get prayer
wrong is to try and get it
We recommend you work through it with your community, a small group triad, a weekly meal with friends or neighbors, your roommates, whatever works. Get a group of people, set a time each week to share a meal, then talk and pray for about an hour. Transformation happens in community.
Download the Prayer companion guide, containing weekly exercises, readings, and resources to help your small group create life-changing daily rhythms as you apprentice under Jesus together.
Talk to God
In Week 1, we learn the pragmatics of prayer, we’ll begin habituating and fine-tuning a daily prayer rhythm.
Talk With God
In Week 2, we learn that in prayer we bring our pain, hopes, joys, and fears to God in a personalized way.
Listen to God
In Week 3, we discover, prayer is not just when we talk but when we listen to hear his voice.
Be with God
In Week 4, Learn about the type of prayer that goes beyond words, to simple loving presence called “union” with God.
Each week try a new Reach Exercise if you want to level up.
Week 01 — Praying the Lord’s Prayer as a template.
Week 02 — Praying your own lament.
Week 03 — Praying the Examen.
Week 04 — Praying a beholding prayer.
Recommended Readings On Prayer
Here are a list are a few books to consider purchasing as you try to engage in the practice of Prayer. Some of these are deeply spiritual, some are theological, and some are far more practical. Hopefully you can find one that will help you along your journey to a life and regular rhythm of prayer.
Here is the series playlist from a series we did in the fall of 2022 called Praying Scripture. We hope it will encourage you.