When dad calls us, we must discern that call to make sure it is really Him calling. But discernment isn’t enough, once we recognize that it is His voice, we must respond. We have to move. This is why prayer is so important to our everyday lives. It is in prayer that we begin to know the voice of the Father. It’s amazing to me that in a crowded room, full of noisy kids, you’re children recognize your voice when you call. It’s because they know you, and they know your voice.
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The middle school youth will learn the basics of contemplative prayer and how to let go of everything so they can focus on only seeing and hearing Jesus. Overview: In the book of Matthew, Jesus tells us, “when you go to pray, go to your inner room and pray in secret” (6:6). The practice of contemplative, or centering prayer, helps us to pray in this way. Contemplative prayer requires that we let go and detach ourselves from all thoughts and allow there to be actual silence in our
Goal for the Life Night: To help teens to better discern the loving call of Christ, and offer tangible ways to alleviate fears in order to better follow Him. Life Night at a Glance: The Night begins with funny activity on the Top Ten uses of Q-tips® and then a demonstration using two small paper cups to reflect how God speaks quietly in our lives. The youth minister/CORE member shares how healthy discernment—rooted in discovering God’s passionate, personal love for each of us—can alleviate