prayer

April 12, 19, 26 and May 3

Zoom link

Meeting ID: 852 7336 8955

Passcode: 267773

Call in: 929-436-2866


The Rev. Lawrence A. Jones, D.Min. will lead a four-part class on prayer, starting April 12 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. over Zoom. The outline for the class is as follows:

 

Week 1: What is Prayer? To Whom Do We Pray?

  • Is prayer just a form of wishing or begging or bribing or reminding?
  • What prayer is depends on who we conceive God to be.

 

Week 2: The Occasions on Which We Pray and the Types of Prayer We Use

  • When do we pray, and why? And when we pray, how do we pray?
  • Is there a wrong or a right way to pray?                                                                             

Week 3: Praying Privately or with Another

  • If we pray privately, are we just whistling into the wind?
  • If we pray with another, are we trying to be “holier than thou”?
  • Who do we think we are, praying with and for another person? 

Week 4: Problems in Prayer and the Examples Jesus Set

  • Knocking with Bloody Knuckles on a Door that Won’t Open
  • The Emptiness of Unanswered Prayer
  • Archbishop of Canterbury William Temple: When I pray, coincidences happen.
  • The only two prayers Jesus publicly commended