Course Offered to Help Live Out Prayer Life
The Prayer and Life Workshops programme — labelled as “a more vibrant and active presentation of Jesus, with greater adaptation to the necessities of today’s societies and what people really need” — will be offered to parishes in Cape Town next year.
The workshops, starting in February and July 2019, are a four-month course with the goal of people deepening their relationship with God through prayer and Scripture.
This is done through practising different ways of prayer as well as learning and implementing “life applications” whereby participants apply what they have learned during the session to their everyday lives.
“It is a course, not a prayer group,” explained Ani Schneider, one of the organisers of the workshops. “We run the course in parishes for the moment but it can be done anywhere, and we are looking for the opportunity to have a wider range of action.”
The programme consists of 16 weeks of two-hour sessions. The workshops begin with an introduction session and end with a “desert retreat” which requires participants to spend four hours “in silence in the presence of God, practising all they have learned, guided by the Holy Spirit”, Ms Schneider said.
Currently the Prayer and Life Workshops course is run in Bothasig, Fish Hoek and Lansdowne parishes.
Prayer and Life Workshops is a worldwide organisation operating in 43 countries. It is approved by the Holy See and is required to report annually to the local bishop on its activities.
Contact Ani Schneider at firstname.lastname@example.org