Lord, Teach Me to Pray
“Lord, Teach Me to Pray” (LTMTP) is a three-part prayer series, rooted in Ignatian spirituality and designed to help women and men learn how to pray. The three parts are taken in succession. Each part is a prerequisite for the next part.
Part 2 Session beginning this September!
If you have completed part 1, either recently or as far back as 2018, you are invited to participate in part 2! Please email Elaine if you would like to participate.
The facilitators of the series are not teachers or spiritual directors; rather, they themselves are “pray-ers” who, no matter how many times they facilitate the series, pray the assigned material throughout the week just as the other participants do. The facilitators are trained in the basic skills needed to simply “make easy” the entrance of each participant into this most beautiful way of prayer. The facilitators’ main responsibility is to allow for the space within the group that the Holy Spirit needs to direct each person’s journey. As the facilitators safeguard this space, the prayer itself opens the heart of each participant to a deep and intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ who will, as the title of the series clearly suggests, lovingly and gently do the “teaching”.
Each session will include instructions and reading by the facilitators. Each week, participants will have Scripture reading assignments to develop and enrich individual prayer time. Notes taken during prayer and reflection will help inform faith-sharing opportunities at the weekly gathering.
Faith-sharing is an opportunity for each individual to share reflections on how the Scripture readings spoke to them, a life experience, or other connection to the topic. It might be a memory of a time when God touched us, it might be a challenge with which we are dealing in the present moment. All thoughts shared are kept confidential.