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
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
Registration for Session 7 opens February 22, 2024
Registration for session 6 opens February 22, 2024
God’s loving self-revelation follows salvation history from Genesis to Jesus.
Resources will be available in March 2024
Resources available May 2024
Resources available June 2024
Additional Classic and Contemporary Prayer Resources
Heart of the Ark
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 Gordon
Secretary for Evangelization
Ms. Jennifer Behnke
Associate Director of Evangelization