13 | Repetition and the Jesus Prayer

“Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.” This old prayer, which comes to us through the orthodox church, in which it has been used since at least 600 AD, is one of many short prayers that can be used repetitively as a way of moving our hearts towards stillness and quiet contemplation. This episode of spiritual steps explores how such a tool can be used to help us learn to be praying people. 

Host: Steven Hovater (Twitter: @stevenhovater Web: stevenhovater.com)

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12 | Crafting a Prayer Routine

An important step in cultivating a life of prayer is crafting a prayer routine that works for you. Here are some reflections on what that’s looked like for me, and some pointers on what crafting your own routine.

 

If you need a little bit of structure in your prayer routine but don’t know where to start, here are a few helpful books that can provide a good starting place.

A Guide to Prayer for All Who Walk with God

Upper Room’s Disciplines for 2016

Common Prayer

The Divine Hours

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11 | Prayer: More than a Feeling

 

Prayer wrestles with the same struggle as many of the church’s practices in our day: an over reliance on emotional intensity. This episode is about allowing our prayer lives to take on other dimensions. 

Host: Steven Hovater (Twitter: @stevenhovater Web: stevenhovater.com)

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11 | Divergence and Convergence in Design Thinking for Ministry

This episode develops the idea of “Design Thinking” with the concepts of Divergence and Convergence. 

Long-Term Sermon Planning is available for Kindle on Amazon!

Host: Steven Hovater (Twitter: @stevenhovater, Web: stevenhovater.com)

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10 | Fruitful Prayers (Praying for God’s will to be done)

Praying for the fruitfulness of God’s work in the world, among our friends, neighbors, and churches, and in ourselves.

Yay for episode 10!  

 

Host: Steven Hovater (Twitter: @stevenhovater Web: stevenhovater.com)

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9 | The Lord’s (Missional) Prayer

Praying towards the fulfillment of God’s work in the world, via the Lord’s Prayer.

 

Host: Steven Hovater (Twitter: @stevenhovater Web: stevenhovater.com)

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You might also be interested in my podcast The Craft of Ministry, which is about developing key capacities for ministry.

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