Prayer

A Beginning Way to Pray

Find or Make a Quiet Space Dedicated to Prayer: Your body will get relaxed and ready to hear God speak more quickly when you return to the same dedicated spot every day.

Meet with God Regularly: Pick a time that works for you: morning, lunch, after work, evening, or at bedtime. Give ten minutes to begin.

Prayer is a Conversation: God is a person and “prayer” is a way of saying you are having a conversation with God. Conversations include speaking and listening. Devote half your time to talking and half your time to listening. Please, expect an answer.

Prayer is not a list of things for God to do: Prayer is about a relationship with the Creator of the Universe. It is not a laundry list of things for God to do. God knows what you need before you ask. Ask God to show you where is he already meeting your needs.

Other ways to pray which we can teach you: Journaling, Meditation, Lectio Divina, Contemplation, and more. Contact Us. We will be glad to assist you in learning to pray.

Use your Bible as a Way to Pray

My Spiritual Advisor has develped a system of book marks you can place in your Bible that:

Gives you a pattern of prayer.

Gives you some guidelines for how to go about understanding the Bible.

Download a single copy for $.99 or Order a 10 pack in full color for $7 + s/h Here.

Wednesday Bible Study by Phone

Try the Bible Study Phone Conference!

Join us from your office, home, or anywhere on your cell phone for a Bible Study on the Gospel of Luke via conference call on Wednesdays, 12 noon Central Time (Chicago)  Download Bible Study Guide Here.  Call in at (641) 715-3580, Access Code: 368-218.  We look forward to hearing you at the Bible Study on Wednesdays.

Beginning to Read the Bible

Guiding Thoughts When Reading the Bible:

The Bible is about Jesus Christ. The Old Testament points to him before he comes. The Gospels are about him. The rest of the books are how we create community around him.

God loves you. Everything God does in Scripture is about love. (John 3:16-17; 1 John 4:16-19; 1 Cor. 13:4-7)

Read the Gospel of Mark first:

Read a small story from the Gospel at each sitting.

Ignore how the Bible publishers have added titles to sections and don’t worry about the chapters and verses.

Trust it is true and tells you about Jesus.

Read with someone who has done it before. We would be glad to assist you in learning to read the Bible.

Use your Bible as a Way to Pray

(Same as above, but just in case you missed it).

My Spiritual Advisor has develped a system of book marks you can place in your Bible that:

Gives you a pattern of prayer.

Gives you some guidelines for how to go about understanding the Bible.

Download a single copy for $.99 or Order a 10 pack in full color for $7 + s/h Here.

What is Spiritual Direction (briefly)?

What are things I can do to see how God is working in my life? A Spiritual Director can help you.

Click on the icon on the left for more detailed information.

Spiritual Director:

  • A Trained Guide who listens to where you are and helps you deepen your spirituality.
  • A Person who has been seminary trained
  • 15+ years of experience in the local church and
  • Apprenticed in the art of spiritual direction
  • A person who practices the spiritual disciplines in their own life
  • A person dedicated to taking care of you

Spiritual Direction:

  • A centuries old practice of meeting with a trained guide
  • A way to understanding
    • where God is in your life
    • how God is speaking to you
  • Learning spiritual practices that bring you closer to God
    • Methods of prayer
    • Ways to read the Bible
    • Other safe spiritual practices

The first 30 minute session is free. All other sessions are on a donation basis.

How?: We offer spiritual direction in person in Munster, IN/Homewood, IL, via SKYPE, and via telephone (VOiP, land line, mobile, Viber) all over the world and in all time zones. We are GMT -7

Get a 30 Minute Session Free

We want you to experience it: Spiritual Direction is usually a service for donation practice. We offer a 30 minute session after which you will not be asked to give a donation. We will ask for your contact information for your safety and to provide referral for services, if needed.

“Free”: Spiritual Direction is a service for donation practice because we do not charge a fee. It is a custom and is understood that the client/spiritual directee will give a donation in thanksgiving for the service and in recognition of the training of the spiritual director. Donation amounts are determined by ability to donate and economic geography.  Please be generous and willing to discuss this with the spiritual director.

How?: We offer spiritual direction in person in Munster, IN/Homewood, IL, via SKYPE, and via telephone (VOiP, land line, mobile, Viber) all over the world and in all time zones. We are GMT -7

Other Helpful Resources

Welcome to My Spiritual Advisor (video)

Spirituality Starter Book (Download or Order)

a simple guideA Simple Guide to the Spiritual Life, is a beginning spirituality book that gives you direction on how to pray, how to read the Bible, how to choose a Church, and more.  Written by My Spiritual Advisor, Inc.’s Mark Kurowski, M.Div., this book has helped many begin a deeper relationship with God. Buy or Download a copy today.