Saturday, January 23, 2021

Script for our Seminar on - God - Prayer - Life - Marriage - Family - January 23rd, 2021

In the "New Covenant" made by our Creator God with humanity (Jeremiah 31:31-34) every person can know God from within - because the Holy Spirit is revealing our Creator to all who are willing to know the Lord and trust in Him. We can still help each other along the way; so may you be pleased to find here a variety of helps to the life of faith in God through Jesus Christ. G.S.

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 GOD 💘 LIFE 💘 MARRIAGE 💘 FAMILY  💘 PRAYER 💘 GOD

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1.     INTRODUCTION - Who is Father Gilles Surprenant?  (fathergilles@gmail.com)
?GOD & YOU - - - & MARRIAGE - - - & LIFE - - - & FAMILY 
(5 minutes)

This session = a SEMINAR / WORKSHOP in the ADRAGOGICAL METHOD 

CASE STUDIES SELF-EVALUATIONROLE PLAYING 

REPORTING - DIALOGUE - SHARING BEST PRACTICES

I am your FACILITATOR & RESOURCE PERSON 

 

2.     OPENING PRAYER:  BRIEF HUMBLE GIFT OF SILENCE   (3 minutes)

PARAMETERS (45 min)

OPEN FORUM ON : GOD 👈PRAYER 👉 LIFE - MARRIAGE - FAMILY  

REQUEST FOR PERMISSION - It may be useful to have an audio recording of our Open Forum. May I have your permission to post it on my web page with your voices as you contribute to our dialogue and as we learn from each other? 

WIDE OPEN FORUM:  SHARING OUR EXPERIENCES, CHALLENGES, ISSUES, BEST PRACTICES, QUESTIONS....

SETTING THE STAGE 

SCENARIO # 1 - Absence of God = Risk of power politics in love, marriage & family
= setting the stage for eventually entrenching in one's fortress VS one's spouse

SCENARIO # 2 - Presence of God = Plug into the Source of love, marriage & family
= relaxing by immediately respecting one another's dignity as given by God the Creator 

FOCUS:  What has been your experience of God? Interiority? Prayer? Spiritual things?

1)      Are you familiar or comfortable with your interior life?

2)      
Perhaps you’ve never really thought much about your interior life?

3)      
Do you find the idea or reality of your interior life challenging or frightening?

4)      
Where are you with regards to your interiority at this point in your life?

5)      
Have you and your fiancé shared about your respective interior life?

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4.     A spiritual exercise in PRAYER – whether or not you pray regularly  (15 minutes)

1)      Sit comfortably, hands resting on knees…  Back & head straight… & relax…

2)      Be still… adjust your body as you need to in order to let go & relax…

3)      Pay attention to your interior landscape as if you were driving in the country…

4)      If all is quiet and peaceful, lovely… focus on a kind image of God or Jesus

5)      If all is not quiet, notice the noise, words, echoes, whatever comes along…

Acknowledge it briefly and let it go; focus on a kind image of God or Jesus

6)      If you are on familiar terms with God or Jesus; have a good visit with Him. 

If you are not on familiar terms with God or Jesus, consider this an introduction. 
He is very interested in a personal relationship with you: it’s always up to you.

7)      You get to decide how open you want to be with the Creator & Saviour….

8)      Now you’ll have 7 minutes of silence….

 

5.      Feedback – Q & A – WRAP-UP                           (5 minutes)


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In the "New Covenant" made by our Creator God with humanity (Jeremiah 31:31-34) every person can know God from within - because the Holy Spirit is revealing our Creator to all who are willing to know the Lord and trust in Him. We can still help each other along the way; so may you be pleased to find here a variety of helps to the life of faith in God through Jesus Christ. G.S.

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