Prince of Peace has a variety of opportunities throughout the year for adults to grow in their relationship with Jesus and with other adults. Opportunities include Bible studies, video studies, book studies and spiritual practices. Opportunities are usually held on Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m.
Spiritual Practices Interactive Exploration
On Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. beginning February 22, we will explore various spiritual practices. These are interactive sessions in which we will have time to learn, practice and discuss different types of practices and discover one that works for you.
February 22 – The Art of Listening and Breathing
We will explore and experience the art of listening and breathing. This is the foundation for a centering prayer practice and how to listen to others in order to deepen conversations and strengthen relationships.
March 1 – Praying in Color and in Writing
We will learn how to use colored pencils, pens, markers, and crayons to put our prayers on paper. This highly visual prayer can be carried with you all day long or put in a place in which you can continue your prayers throughout the day. It’s a great prayer practice to teach your children and grandchildren as well.
March 8 – Prayer Beads
This week we will make and learn about the ancient practice of prayer beads. We will learn the difference between the rosary and the protestant prayer beads. Cost is $10 for supplies. No experience in beading necessary.
March 15 – Lectio Divina
We will explore the ancient practice of “Lectio Divina” literally meaning “divine reading.” It is a way in which we can pray the scriptures and listen to the text with an open heart. This practice uses the Bible as the Living Word and opens us up to a conversation with God.
March 22 – St. Ignatius—Daily Examen
The Daily Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to feel God’s presence and discern his direction for us. The method presented here is adapted from a technique described by Ignatius Loyola in his Spiritual Exercises.