"Prayer is a major part of every small group. Or at least it should be—when the goal of gathering together is spiritual growth and transformation, the Holy Spirit needs to be involved. And prayer before, during, and after a group gathering is a key element in that involvement.
Unfortunately, prayer has become an uncomfortable time for many small-group members. Or a boring time. Or a waste of time. That's because many groups dig themselves into a rut during prayer time—doing the same thing week after week. At some point, sharing around the circle and praying for the person on your right just loses its meaning.
Fortunately, the resources contained in this training packet can help."
Help Your Group Wake Up!
Common problems and practical solutions for praying together
By Andrew Wheeler
Beyond Prayer Requests
Groups should consider whether their requests line up with what God is doing.
By Wayne Jacobsen
Principles of Great Group Prayer
Making Prayer a Priority
Don't let the other elements of your group time squeeze out something this important.
By Seth Widner
Finding the Time to Pray
Because group members should never feel rushed or starved when it comes to prayer.
By Pat J. Sikora
Three Keys to Powerful Group Prayer
Practical advice gleaned from the struggles of a well-meaning small group
By Danny R. Von Kanel
Overcoming Common Obstacles
Move past the roadblocks that can prevent effective small-group prayer.
By Andrew Wheeler
Alternative Methods of Group Prayer
Here are several innovative ways to help your group find focus before prayer time.
By Kim Engelmann
The Power of "Concert Prayer"
Learning to pray like the rest of the world is a great option for American small groups.
By Randall Neighbour
Developing and Using a Prayer Labyrinth
It can be done, and it can benefit your group.
By Rachel Gilmore
Accepting the Embrace of God
Experience a deep and transforming connection with God through Lectio Divina
By Father Luke Dysinger
How to Have a Prayer Vigil
Practical steps to make this important experience a success
By Angela Dion
Adding Spice to Group Prayers
Here are 15 practices that will help keep things interesting in your group.
By Rick Lowry
Make an effort to learn about (and practice) different forms of group prayer.
By Trevor Lee
Total number of pages - 31
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