• Praying the Scriptures lectio divina

    One of the most central and ancient practices of Christian prayer is Praying the Scriptures (lectio divina, or divine reading). In lectio divina, we begin by reading a few verses of the Bible. We read unhurriedly so that we can listen for the message God has for us there...

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  • Ignatian Method virtual experience of scripture

    Think of the Ignatian Method-named after Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) - as a sort of virtual experience of the scripture where you read the scripture and then create in your mind a short film about what you read...

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  • Praying the Psalms the Bible's book of prayer

    Psalms has been called the prayer book of the Bible in both Jewish and Christian traditions. It is a collection of sung prayers that has been used in worship from the time of ancient Israel up to the present...

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  • Intercessory Prayer praying for others

    There are many ways to love our neighbor, but intercessory prayer—praying on behalf of other people—is surely one of the most powerful. In this type of prayer, we bring the person or the circumstance that troubles us before God ...

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  • Personalizing Scripture

    The Bible contains prayers and canticles (songs) that give us words to pray and praise. Many, such as the Lord's Prayer, the Magnificat, and the Canticle of Simeon, have become part of the common prayer of the church liturgy...

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  • The Examen remembering the day

    In his Spiritual Exercises, Ignatius urged that all be taught the examen, a daily examination of our deepest feelings and desires. He called these feelings our consolations (what connects us with God, others and ourselves) and desolations (what disconnects us)...

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  • Praying As We Are your favorite way to pray

    So, now you know you are a Lover, Mystic, Prophet, or Sage. (If not, take the Spiritual Types Quiz.) Did you know that each of the spiritual types has a favorite way to pray? ...

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  • Making Decisions a way to reach clarity

    Looking for clarity? Learn the Quaker way of the Clearness Committee to help with making tough decisions....

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  • Giving as Prayer giving of our gifts

    What we do with our money and time indicates who we are and what we love. If we believe that all creatures matter, our gifts will reflect that. ...

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