Opening to God

Opening to God

Book by David Benner (180 pages)
Most Christians want to experience spiritual transformation, but many are frustrated by the limited progress of our spiritual self-improvement efforts. Prayer is not merely something we do; prayer is what God does in us. Prayer isn’t just communication with God; it’s communion with God. As we open ourselves to him, God does the spiritual work of transformation in us.

Prayer

Prayer

Video (7 minutes) and Reflection Questions
If there’s one spiritual practice that is more important than all of the others, it’s prayer. It’s even fair to say that you can’t properly engage in any of the other practices without also engaging in prayer. You’ll find little value in fasting, worship, Sabbath, solitude, or even reading the Bible if you’re not doing those things in conjunction with prayer.

Prayer of Examen

Prayer of Examen

Video (9 minutes) and Prayer Outline
If you’re looking for a fresh way to connect with God, this simple but effective prayer leads you through six specific prayerful actions. The Prayer of Examen can be as long or as short as you need it to be, but it's a great way to begin to recognize daily patterns of your life—when you're connected to God and when you're detached from him.