Over the summer I'm trying to write a course for the young people of the churches I serve about prayer. Basically, I want to help them to pray. There's very little available (that I can see) that helps young people learn how to pray, and so I'm writing my own. All suggestions very welcome!!!
The problem I face is one the one hand to present a range of different ways of praying. I know different things work for different people, and I want to help them find how prayer works for them. On the other hand, I don't want to offer so many choices and possibilities that they are paralysed by the range of options. So I'm looking for something that gives some focus to it.
As I say, I'm right at the start of the process of coming up with this course. But I'm getting really excited about it. There's so much to cram into 8-10 sessions (some self-restraint necessary - there's a lifetime to explore prayer), and I'm expecting to learn things myself. There's a good deal of potential here, I just hope I can pull it together.