Most of us are used to being wordy in our prayers. We speak to God in prayer; we don't listen to God. But Christian spirituality has a deep history and tradition of prayer as a form of listening to God.
In this episode, Steven and I discuss how prayer is a way to listen to God, our "go to" forms of prayer, and how a person can best begin to develop a prayer habit.
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We continue our discussion about spiritual discernment in this episode, which builds off the textual discussion about Acts 1, 13, and 15 we engaged in last time. In this episode, we talk practically about our own experiences in spiritual discernment and offer suggestions and modalities for how you can learn to practice spiritual discernment with others.
This is part two of a conversation we began on prayer. In the first part, we discussed our personal journeys in prayer and gave some tips on how a person could immediately become more prayerful in their lives.
In this second part, we discuss how some of our churches fall short in shaping and forming robust habits of prayer, and we share some thoughts that could help churches build a strong foundation of prayer that shapes a healthy practice of prayer.
The first part of this conversation is here: Conversation #2: Our Journeys in Prayer.
The Globe and Mail article we referenced is here.
Prayer is a mystery to many of us -- a mystery in that it's something we often don't understand, and a holy mystery in that it somehow draws us closer to God, even if we don't understand how. In this podcast episode, Steven Carrizal and I share our personal journeys in prayer and talk about simple ways people and families can grow in prayer practices.
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Jeremy Hoover makes disciples in Sarnia, Ontario. He also provides personal growth, wisdom, and insight coaching, as well as coaching for church leaders.