The Bible says about itself that it is living and active, but how might that work for you personally?
How might you welcome the scriptures to be alive and at work in you?
From award winning author and seasoned spiritual director Alan Fadling
Hi. My name is Alan Fadling and I am the award-winning author of An Unhurried Life and of the forthcoming sequel An Unhurried Leader. I spend a lot of time training people how to walk and work more deeply with God. And that is what I want to do for you.
I’ve served thousands leaders over the decades, some responsible for large organizations, others who are honored with opportunities for influence in their own families, neighborhoods, churches and workplaces.
The practice of guided prayer in scripture has been critical in my own spiritual journey. It is also a practice I draw on continually in my training of leaders. This course provides a number of guided prayers in the psalms that I’ve often used in these trainings.
I’d love to have a chance to share this practice with you. I hope you’ll take advantage of the practical wisdom I’ve learned and share here.
How can you use these ten guided prayers in your everyday life?
Start your day with God with one. These prayers can help you welcome God’s gift of quiet and peace before engaging in whatever Bible reading, prayer or other spiritual practices help you at the beginning of a day.
End your day with God by engaging one. Enjoy a restful moment in God’s presence as you prepare to retire for the day.
Use one as a break in the midst of your day—sitting in your car, taking a walk, taking five in your office, wherever.
Use one at the beginning of a small group meeting, a group retreat, a planning meeting or any other gathering.
Here's how these guided prayers can help...
They can give you space for reflection and for noticing God’s presence.
They can provide a way to let something from the psalm soak in a bit deeper.
They can help you offer God the simple gift of your attention.
They can train you to listen first instead of speaking first in prayer.
They can help you in a moment of anxiety, stress or distraction to welcome God’s gift of peace, well-being and focus.
They can help train you in the art of waiting patiently in the presence of God. It’s a good and fruitful invitation from God to you.
Praying scripture is a way of encountering God. It is an activity of heart and soul alongside the activity of mind that reading and study can be. Such meditation is a way of loving God through the means of the scriptures.
Now for some practical course details!
Here's what you get:
Ten beautifully designed audio and visual guided prayers from the Psalms.
An introduction on many ways to use these guided prayers.
Access to a prayerful community through the comments feature.
A downloadable script used to produce the guided prayers.
What others are saying about Unhurried Living's Online Courses
The experience was worth double what I paid for it. This program is an experience not just an education. I need to recycle this material and make it my way of life, for the rest of my life. Thank you, Alan & Gem. (Jody H., Bethany Bible Church, Arizona)
It gave me some good tools to spend some unhurried time with God in the midst of a very busy schedule with study, family and ministry. I really enjoyed the great insights from Alan too! I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to grow in this area of contemplation and enjoying God's presence. (Robyn M. Retreat Manager, Australia)
Alan Fadling (M. Div., Fuller Theological Seminary) is President and Founder of Unhurried Living, Inc. in Mission Viejo, CA, inspiring people to rest deeper, live fuller and lead better. He speaks and consults with leaders and their organizations nationally & internationally. He is the award-winning author of An Unhurried Life (IVP 2013).
The Bible says about itself that it is living and active, but how might that work for you personally? How might you welcome the scriptures to be alive and at work in you?