Over the weekend about 30 of us got together for a Prayer training workshop. Our time together included a scripture study of Psalm 84, which led to a wonderful discussion about different interpretations of the versus, the beautiful images that the words brought to mind, and how we typically emote feelings of joy, courage and weakness in our own lives.
Next, we discussed prayer ministry, focusing on when it may be appropriate to break into small groups, the advantages (and disadvantages) of dividing men and women for prayer, and when to focus on intercession for one person in the group. We spent some time in small group prayer and also applied what we learned about intercession prayer. Finally, we talked about Spirituality of the Psalms, and took a deeper look at ways the prayers can be categorized, how that makes us feel, and what trials the Psalmists may have faced while writing scripture.
Here are links to documents used at the Prayer Training:
- Psalm 84 & Discussion Questions
- Prayer Ministry
- Spirituality of the Psalms
- Relevance to Prayer handout
- Intercession handout
- Work of Heart handout
Additionally, please make sure the following dates are noted on your calendars:
- Saturday, Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Discipleship Training led by Pastors Art, Paul & Tony
- Saturday, April 9 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Group Leaders Retreat
I’d love your feedback about the prayer training. Please leave your comments below or send me an email. Thank you!