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Prayer and Discernment Study
Discerning God’s will through prayer will bring us closer to the heart of God and strengthen our relationship with Him. This study will provide a foundation on how you can discern the will of God in your life.
Join us on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 from 7 – 8 p.m. ET After you register, we will send you the Zoom meeting link to attend. There is no cost to attend.
Discernment had always been a mystery to me. I remember when I first became a Christian and the Pastor would talk about having the gift of the Spirit of discernment. The message always left me with this uncertainty about how I would know what God wanted me to do. As I was growing in my faith, there was one time in particular I thought for sure that God was leading me in one direction and then to find out it didn’t quite work out the way I thought God wanted it. Of course, my assumption on how I wanted it to work out was the same way God wanted it to work out too. This became a major disappointment to me and I felt lost and confused for many years to follow.
Yet looking back, it is easy to see where and how God was leading me in the situation and I have gained tremendous insight from the experience. However, as a young Christian I could have used Rose Mary Dougherty’s discernment advice. In her book Discernment, she shares her reflections on the topic, “What is important for me is the transformation to which I give myself as I engage in the decision process. I am learning that there is not a single, universal process for me. For now it seems to involve waiting, trusting that what I need will be given me when I need it. To do other than wait would be unfaithful.” She also tells us, “There is a place deep inside me where I am with God. I must return to that place time and time again to sense what is called for in any given moment. Eventually, it won’t be a matter of returning there. I will live there.”
About the Facilitator
Teresa Yerkes will facilitate the study. She is the Founder and President of Christian Meditation Center, has been a Christian since 1983 and has practiced Christian meditation since 2000. She is the author of two books, God Within You: The Case for Christian Meditation and Making Love: The Spiritual Act of Love. She teaches and leads seminars, book clubs and retreats. Teresa is a Certified Lay Speaker and Lay Christian Counselor. She brings nearly forty years of her own personal discovery, along with highly specialized spiritual direction training provided by the Shalem Institute.