Nigel Legrand gives us all we need to know about the Prayer Course
‘Lord teach us how to pray.’ Luke 11: 1
Jesus answered this request by teaching the disciples the Lord’s prayer. The Prayer Course is an eight-week course, exploring how we can use the Lord’s prayer to help us improve our prayer life. It examines the importance of prayer, and various aspects of prayer, such as adoration, petition, contemplation, and much more.
Who is The Prayer Course for?
The Prayer Course is for anyone who wants to grow in their relationship with God. Come as an individual, or come with your home group. It’s for everyone, but will particularly benefit those who are new to prayer and those who want to develop a deeper prayer life.
What does a typical session involve?
Each week we will have an introduction, a video teaching session, discussion, and practical prayer activities to help us put theory into practice. The full list of sessions can be found on our website: stsaviours.net/whats-on/courses/. There will be refreshments at some point during each session.
When and where is it running?
Takes place: Monday evenings for eight weeks, from 9 March to 4 May, except on 13 April
Time: Arrive from 7pm, the course starts at 7.15pm, and we’ll be finished by 9.15pm at the latest
Venue: The Link
How do I register?
There’s a sign-up sheet in the Link, so just put your name down to register your place. Alternatively, you can ring or email the church office with your details and we’ll add your name to the list.
The Prayer Course is a gentle and yet very powerful way for everyone to learn and deepen their prayer experiences. We look forward to welcoming you to the Prayer Course.
Nigel Legrand, assistant minister
Getting into the habit of Bible reading
If you have not already made a daily habit of washing, or eating, or feeding your relationship with God by reading the Bible (because you didn’t understand what you read or heard), why not try a Bible reading booklet?!
We have a few current copies of different notes available next to the church library shelves:
Daily Bread (Jan – Mar issue) by several authors, easy-to-read and digest.
Life Every Day (Jan-Feb issue) by Jeff Lucas, with the theme ‘The Apprentice’, looking at Elisha’s life. You can’t not enjoy his insights and sense of humour!
Every Day with Jesus (Jan- Feb issue) entitled ‘My eyes have seen the King’ based on Isaiah’s vision of God. A much-needed call to see God as He is, not perhaps as we might want Him to be!
Bible Reflections for Older People (Jan-Apr issue) with undated thoughts on various themes.
These are FREE copies on a first-come-first-served basis, so why not try them out?!
Peter Gill, church librarian