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Prayer II: learning to Pray Effectively
This is the second in our series on prayer. The first gave the foundations of prayer. This second seminar will focus on the nuts and bolts of prayer. You will come away with a deeper desire to pray and with greater faith for miracles. You will how to pray through your own barriers, intercede for others, and discern God's intentions for your life better.
Lunch will be provided. Bring a Friend.
In many ways this course is an overview, a start, in the process of life-long healing. We will cover the concepts of moral and spiritual wounds, trauma, addiction and harmful thought processes, strategies for coping, prayer, inner-healing (Sanford), and more.Many of us have spiritual and moral wounds which have negatively impacted our lives. Whether these wounds are rooted in trauma, loss, war, or addiction there is help. Join us as we explore healing these wounds and overcoming the behaviors attached to them, through a definitively Christian perspective. This seminar will draw on Biblical, Ascetical, Psychological, and Recovery oriented sources. In many ways this course is an overview, a start, in the process of life-long healing. We will cover the concepts of moral and spiritual wounds, trauma, addiction and harmful thought processes, strategies for coping, prayer, inner-healing (Sanford), and more.
This seminar is taught by Fr. Matthew Mirabile. Fr. Mirabile has many years of experience helping people overcome trauma, addiction, anxiety, and other life-controlling problems through a unique Christ-Centered approach that draws from Biblical Pastoral Counseling, Spiritual Direction, Inner healing, and Ascetical sources. He is a certified Spiritual Director in the Ignatian Tradition and has certifications in Clinical Pastoral Care and Addiction. He is the Rector of Trinity Anglican Church, and has run Reboot Combat Recovery - a 12 week combat trauma program - from their Rochester location.
What are Re4m Seminars? These are workshops and events offered at various times throughout the year whose focus is on the four (4) "R's" of a new life - Restore, Renew, Recenter, Recover. The seminars are typically offered on Saturdays and generally run from four to six hours, depending on the content. Some events will span two or three days. They will feature both guest speakers and our own clergy. Past events have been on Prayer, The Power of Forgiveness, and Financial management. Expect future Workshops on Addictions, Sacred Music and more!
Let's look more closely at the 4 "R's" mentioned above:
"Restore" events will focus on themes designed to help restore an aspect of our lives, like restoring hurting marriages or a lapse of faith.
"Renew" events will focus on renewing our faith and will cover topics like prayer, spiritual gifts, and faith.
"Recenter" events will help us recenter our lives on God or the things that are truly important. For example we may "recenter" on Authentic Christian Spirituality, through a "Quiet Day", or contemplative exercise.
"Recover" events will focus on Recovery issues and will deal with the various aspects of addiction, help with anxiety or depression and healing.