In this day of changing technologies, we’re able to keep in touch with others like never before. E-mail has nearly made letter writing obsolete. Social networking tools like Facebook and Twitter help us connect with people about the significant, the trivial and much in between. Linked In provides electronic opportunities for professional networking. Skype facilitates global communication.
Do these changes in the way we communicate with others affect how we communicate with God in prayer? Does catching up with high-school classmates on Facebook take priority over spending time with God? These are important questions we need to ask ourselves and those to whom we minister.
A video collection that will help ground your people in prayer is Teach Us to Pray
. It contains four programs—Praying the Psalms
, Praying the Rosary
, Praying Our Questions
and Befriending God in Prayer
—each containing four segments (story, witness, teaching, music video). I’ve selected a clip from the teaching segment of Praying Our Questions
(RealMedia | Windows Media
) to share with you. Use these programs for small groups, RCIA and other gatherings of adults for faith formation. Many segments are also suitable for high school youth. This DVD collection is a great buy at $49.95!
People are busy, and many won’t be able to attend gatherings about prayer. But they may find time to listen to an audiobook on their commute or practice prayer movements as their schedule allows at home. Three audio products come to mind for such folks: Opening to God
, Beginning to Pray
and The Body at Prayer
As we become better pray-ers, we move closer to the persons God created us to be. We were created for union with God—and prayer is vital to achieving that end.