Owing to high demand, we are pleased to announce that the 'Teach Us To Pray' four-part Workshop this November, will be moving to a larger space to accommodate a larger group. The new venue is Staffordshire University (Lichfield Campus) and for bookings please complete an application form below.
The workshops include an introduction to the methods and different practices of prayer and three important spiritual guides:
Beginning to pray – different practices for different people
Praying in the tradition of Thomas a Kempis and “The Imitation of Christ”
Praying “The Sacrament of the present moment” Jean Pierre de Caussade
Praying in the tradition of St. Augustine – the desiring heart
The course will be led by the Dean of Lichfield, The Very Reverend Adrian Dorber, on the following dates:
Tuesday 6th November 2012
Tuesday 13th November 2012
Tuesday 20th November 2012
Tuesday 27th November 2012
The course will take place from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at the Lichfield Campus of Staffordshire University. To book your place or for further information, please pick up an application form at the back of the Cathedral or download an application form
‘Lord, teach us to pray…….’ (St.Luke 11:1)
Praying is a natural and important response of every person to life, love and God. Often we struggle with prayer or get stuck in patterns of prayer that don’t suit us, stretch us or nourish us any longer. Prayer often means going back to the beginning and starting all over again.
Jesus’s first disciples asked him to teach them to pray. They (and we) were given the Lord’s Prayer. It contains the clue to all other prayer and has inspired many different kinds of praying.
In this short course given by Adrian Dorber, The Dean of Lichfield, which commences with an introduction to the methods and different practices of prayer, there is the opportunity to hear about three important spiritual guides and to practise accordingly the business of becoming attuned to how God might meet us in prayer.
The course is offered to the Cathedral community and the people of the Diocese as an encouragement to pray, and to deepen our relationship with God.
‘For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name. I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his spirit and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith as you are being rooted and grounded in love.’
Each session will take place in College Hall, The Close, Lichfield and will last for two hours 7.30pm – 9.30pm. There will be an introductory talk, a time to pray in the style of each tradition and space to reflect, share and ask questions.
The course is free, but you must apply for a place, and you are asked to come to each of the sessions. Donations will be welcome and refreshments will be served.