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School of Prayer, Fall 2012


Once again, I will be leading a School of Prayer, based on Maxie Dunnam’s Workbook of Living Prayer at the Crosswind Community Church in Dorr, Michigan.

I led this last spring, and the people who attended asked that I offer it again.

The sessions will be begin on Thursday, September 27th with a brief Introduction.

The sessions will be held both in the morning and in the evening. The content will be exactly the same in both. The morning session will be at 9:30 a.m. The evening session will be at 8:30 p.m.

The sessions will run for 7 weeks on Thursdays after that. (It’s a 6 week experience, but I have a schedule conflict on one of those weeks.)

The Church is charging $15 for participation in this. (This covers the cost of the book.)

It’s not really a class about prayer, it’s a shared experience of prayer. That’s why I continue to use the Dunnam book.

To be perfectly honest, the book is getting a bit dated. Illustrations go out of date quickly. But, I continue to use it because it is not a book
about prayer, but a daily workbook of prayer — an invitation into a life of prayer. If I were leading a basic class on prayer, I think would use Philip Yancey’s book Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? But, I don’t want this to be an intellectual and theoretical discussion of prayer — I believe we only learn to pray by praying. (I hear very good things about Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby, but I have never used it. That might be something comparable.)

I have found in the past that this experience of prayer has been very helpful to people. Prayer is such a natural thing, and yet it is in may ways, such a difficult thing. It is meaningful to explore the experience of prayer together as a group.

If you are interested in this, you can contact the church at 1 (616) 681-0302 or by email at

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