Teaching the Artful Grace of Contemplative Prayer

February 21, 2011

For the past four years, our congregation has supported a ministry that teaches Christians the ancient disciplines of contemplative prayer.  Many evangelicals are unfamiliar with such forms of prayer, and a few dismiss it outright, but we have found contemplative prayer—in a way that is deeply biblical while learning from believers who have come before us—to be blessing to many.  In addition, we have found this to be a unique outreach ministry to neighbors who are looking for a deeper spiritual reality but who often assume the church to be the last place they might find it.  If anyone would like to know more, please contact me (craighiggins@trinitychurch.cc).  In our basic course, I teach the introduction—covering the biblical, theological, and historical roots of contemplative prayer—while the bulk of course is taught by a member of our congregation.

 

Craig R. Higgins, Senior Pastor

Trinity Presbyterian Church

Rye, New York, USA

January, 2011