Into the Desert: A Study on Prayer

If you would like to learn more about prayer and have a deeper relationship with God and a better understanding of your faith and spiritual life, then join us for Into the Desert: A Lenten Study on Prayer. Join us as we journey together in discovering intimacy with God. Into the Desert: A Lenten Study on Prayer runs from Tuesday 2nd April to Tuesday 7th May 2019, 6pm-7.30pm. Participants are welcome to join at any stage of the course.

We meet in the Rectory, 3728 Chestnut St. 6pm-7.30pm. It is an informal small group format. Everyone is welcome! Join us for:

  • Fellowship as we share a meal of soup and bread.

  • A 30 min video lecture by Dr. Tim Gray.

  • A thoughtful discussion about prayer based around the video and study guide.

Use our parish code of 73dfe to create your own free personal account on FORMED.ORG and preview the online materials for this study.

  • 21st January 2020 Session 1

  • 28th January 2020 Session 2

  • 4th February 2020 Session 3

  • 11th February 2020 Session 4

  • 18th February 2020 Session 5

  • 25th February 2020 Session 6


Our Lord teaches that prayer is a relationship and a vital necessity. And yet, many of us have difficulty committing to daily prayer. Follow Jesus into the desert this Lent and discover intimacy with God in this 6-week video-based study with daily meditations in the participants guide. Dr. Tim Gray masterfully uses the discipline of Lectio Divina to show you how to make prayer an effective effort of love and intimacy. This series captures the secret to opening our hearts and minds to Scripture as the means to hear from God and then respond in conversation, basking in his presence and resolving to live in and through his love.

Study Guide / Prayer Journal

The videos and study guide are available online for free, however, it is nice to have the printed copy so that you can write your notes in it - it's a prayer journal with reflections and space to write your own thoughts for each day of the 6-week course. It is highly recommended to have a workbook.

The full cost of the printed Study Guide / Prayer Journal is $8.95, but there are scholarships available.

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