Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

The Four Acts of Prayer DVD


Both new and experienced Christians find praying to be something of a mystery and often wonder about how to pray. This resource with Walter Wangerin, Jr. presents a framework for praying that infuses prayer with a rhythm while maintaining its personal nature. He teaches that prayer is more than communication; it is a conversation between God and each one of us and is made up of these four acts: we speak, God listens, God speaks, we listen. Divided into ten lessons, the use of stories explore these vital elements of the complete circle of praying.

These four simple acts, practiced and developed with diligence, bring us into a close communion with God that supports us in our daily living.

Could be used for ages older youth –adult, for Sunday School, youth meetings or retreats.

Study Guide plus scripture references, discussion questions, class activities, journaling topic. 132 min. (2005) :  1. Introduction 6. 3RD Act of Prayer: GOD SPEAKS—your name 2. 1st Act of Prayer: WE SPEAK--Praying with Others 7. GOD SPEAKS—The Words God Uses 3. WE SPEAK—Praying the Prayers of Others 8. GOD SPEAKS—The Ways God Speaks 4. WE SPEAK—Our Own Prayers 9. 4th Act of Prayer: WE LISTEN—the Pieties 5. 2nd Act of Prayer: GOD LISTENS 10. WE LISTEN—Emptiness Towards God

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