What I offer:
One to one spiritual direction
- A spiritual direction session, usually takes an hour once a month. I can meet you in central Wellington or in Tawa.
- I can offer direction by skype if you live in a remote area.
Other things I offer
Here are some other ways I can contribute to enrich the prayer life of your church groups:
Retreats are a wonderful way to be away from the hussle and bussle of daily life and develop an internal space for reflection and listening to God. However a ‘retreat’ may be a missed opportunity if it becomes another few days of activities, talks and more ‘things to do.’
How about introducing a rhythm of slowing down, reflecting with authenticity, which in turn helps developing a rhythm of regularly listening in your life?
- I can facilitate retreat space and or small group reflections that cultivate listening to God according to the theme of your retreat.
- If your church or group is having a retreat or camp, I can also offer spiritual direction sessions during the retreat and or facilitate a time of reflection and prayer
Prayer stations can be powerful ways for us to relate to Biblical stories or pray to God. Would your church or youth group like to set up a time or space for reflection using creative ways to pray? I would love to help you to set up a sacred space for prayer in your group.
Prayer session using creative elements:
Sometimes, connecting with God in creative ways like drawing, shaping clay, writing poetry or making gestures can be refreshing. This is especially so for those of us who find it hard to use words to express our feelings. I would love to facilitate creative prayer sessions and introduce new ways to relate to God that your group can experience.
You may not think of yourself as creative, but you don’t need to be an artist to be authentic to God. Let your creativity be a way to talk to God, you might just be surprised at what comes up!
Curious? give it a go!
Here are some examples of creative prayers – left: weaving as prayer, middle and right: collage as prayers.
Within the Christian tradition there is a rich history of contemplative prayers. Would you like to know and experience more about contemplative way of prayers? I can lead experiential sessions of different ways of prayer that may enrich your experience of God. A few examples include:
- Lectio Divina
- Contemplation of nature
- Christian meditation
- Imaginative prayer
- Labyrinth prayer
- Centering prayer
Contact me to discuss more about the richness of these prayer traditions, and see if your group would like to try some of them!
Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us.Roy Adzak