School of Prayer

7 session course to enrich your spiritual life

Every third Wednesday of the Month
September 2023 through May 2024
(no class in December and March)

The goal of the spiritual life is not prayer, it is union with God. Prayer is the privileged place of expressing and deepening union with God. Just like any human relationship takes time and commitment to develop, a relationship with God through prayer takes exclusive time and effort. Prayer is vital to living up to our baptismal promises, and going forth as disciples tasked with the great commission.

Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” (Mt 28:19-20)

Even so, most people are not satisfied with their prayer lives. They feel they are not praying right, or not praying as they ought. This course is meant to confirm students in their judgements on their own prayer experience, and to mitigate fears and provide a spiritual toolbox for when prayer life needs a kickstart or a readjustment. 

Fr. John Gordon leads students
to consider the following topics
in prayer

Session 1 – Why we Pray

Session 2 – To Whom Do we Pray

Session 3 – How do we Pray

Session 4 – Who Prays with us

Session 5 – Who Joins us in Prayer

Session 6 – Traditions of Prayer, Piety and Devotion

Session 7 – How Prayer Changes us

God’s loving self-revelation follows salvation history from Genesis to Jesus. 



Resources will be available in Summer 2024


Resources available Summer 2024

Resources available Summer 2024

Heart of the Ark

School of Prayer

  , Fr. John and Jen introduce the new in person series coming in the Fall from the Office For Evangelization – The School of Prayer.
Beginning in September 2023 we will offer a 7 session course to enrich your spirital life.
The course which meets on the third Wednesday of each month will be offered as a series.
  Fr. John and Jen discuss the upcoming School of Prayer classes beginning September 20 and continuing for seven sessions through May 2024 to offer fresh insight, experience and opportunities for growing in the spiritual life.

Contact Us

Fr. John Gordon

Secretary for Evangelization

Ms. Jennifer Behnke

Associate Director of Evangelization