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Praying

Praying Creating Grieving Gathering Discerning Resting Peacemaking

Prayer is an invitation to humans to come into the presence of God to renew, refresh, be challenged, and ultimately to equip us for living well. Varying forms of prayer and pursuits of the Divine have been practiced by humans through the centuries.

In the New Testament story, we see that Jesus prayed often, on solitary retreats in the wilderness or in moments away from the crowds. Praying alone and with his disciples, Jesus modeled that the practice of praying was essential to his subsequent doing. It's clear that prayer sustained him for his ongoing work and service.

We hope this module will allow you to explore how prayer can be experienced holistically as you engage your breath, body, mind, soul, spirit, and community.


 

Discover

 


 

Practice

Praying on your own

Simple Prayer
Breath Prayer
Prayer Beads

Praying with others

Prayer Groups
Reciting Prayers in Community

 


 

Go Deeper

Recommended Reading

If you are interested in the spiritual practice of prayer and would like to explore more and with greater depth, here are some resources you might like to utilize:

Books

Practice, not Perfect

"God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer."

Mother Teresa

 


 

Would you like someone to pray with you?

Ask the Office of the Chaplain.

Phone: 310.506.4017
Email: chaplain@pepperdine.edu
Follow: @pepperdinechaplain