Spiritual Formation - PRAXIS

WHPC Spiritual Formation - Praxis - A Lenten Guide


"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations."

Jesus commanded his first followers then and challenges us now to make disciples. It makes me pause though - am I a disciple? To be a disciple means to be a student of another. In the midst of all there is to do in life, focusing on being a student of Jesus can easily move down the priority list until it is 11pm and my head is already on the pillow. If we are to make disciples, we need to be disciples. We need to practice our faith and make it a priority. This Lent, join me and our fabulous writing team to PRAXIS - a Lenten commitment to practice our faith through daily meditation.  I am amazed what happens to our group think and group spirit when we are all studying the same scriptures; people find connections with the folks and their faith family in new ways. I know this will be the same as we practice our faith in familiar and new ways.

We will be focusing on a different Praxis each week. This guide will allow you to experience God in a 6 different ways through stillness, service, scripture, prayer, letting go, and surrender. We also know the value of doing things in community and so we have groups meeting throughout the week.where we will be doing the Praxis together. 

A huge thank you to our writing team led by Stacy Ikard, Drew Beckley, Janis Claflin and Phil Haag.

With great anticipation for God's work through our Praxis - Pastor Emily.

Study Guide No. 3

Praxis - A Lenten Guide

How to Use This Guide

This book is a guide - a guide to your own practice of spiritual discipline this Lenten season.

Please take the time and use the scripture and questions you will find each day of the week throughout Lent. The practice is simple:

  • Find a quiet place and be still for a while. Pray for blessings on your time with God.
  • Read the scripture slowly and meditatively.
  • Close your eyes and breath and be still.
  • When your mind begins to wander, gently come back to the passage and your stillness.
  • After about five minutes, read the questions and reflect on them.
  • Close with a prayer. You can pray in silence - sitting in God's presence, or use the prayer that is provided.

There is no right or wrong way to read scripture or to pray. The objective is simply to be in daily practice.

     Week 1 - Experience God in Stillness

     Week 2 - Experience God in Service

     Week 3 - Experience God in Scripture

     Week 4 - Experience God in Prayer

     Week 5 - Experience God in Letting Go

     Week 6 - Experience God in Surrender

Spiritual Formation - PRAXIS

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