The Role of Prayer (Christian Meditiation (use a mantra, thinking about a…
The Role of Prayer
Sanctifying the Imagination (Foster)
allowing us to feel the scriptures
bring emotions into the equation
Jesus and parables
the absence of prayer is 'evidence of a merely theoretical framework of faith'
the mundanity of prayer
'our lives are usually too full of noise'
'rest in His tremendous love'
'God's love takes care of everything I do'
Mass and Liturgy
community based - the collective
enables children to participate meaningfully (curriculum)
use a mantra
thinking about a story
gaze at icon/image
mindfulness as preparation
listening to God
simple prayer (Foster, ch 1)
a transformation of the spirit
speaking the truth of who we are
a form of counselling
having a chat
company - I am not alone
Formal & Liturgical Prayer
freedom of not having to think
the language and vocabulary of faith
St. Thomas Aquinas 'the most perfect prayer'
morning and evening prayers in school