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A Joyful Path, Year One, Lesson 22: Opening Our Hearts in Prayer

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Each Year One Lesson includes:

Teacher Introduction/Getting to the Heart of the Lesson, Teacher Reflection, Spiritual Affirmation with full color Art, Original Story, and Activities, Bible Verses, Wisdom Quotes


Lesson 22  from Year One is about: Opening Our Hearts in Prayer


“Monica’s Complicated Quilt”




Affirmation: My heart is connected to spirit through prayer…


Getting to the Heart of the Lesson


One way we can build an awareness of our inner wisdom, as well as create a spiritual life, is through prayer.God, the Divine Presence, the Spirit of Life and Love — whatever names we use for this Mystery permeating and holding all things in existence — comes to visibility in the human reality we are … Prayer is the means to deepen awareness that we are intimately connected and bonded with our planet, our universe and all that is in this Presence. It is the means to accept our responsibility for making the Presence of God visible and effective in the human species. Prayer is a way to express our commitment to give the best possible expression we can to this sacred presence. Prayer has to both encourage and challenge us: we pray to be better than we are. Prayer is not about words expressed to an elsewhere God. Prayer is about reflection on life and the interconnectedness of everyone and all things within God’s Presence. Prayer is an affirmation of this presence and of our dignity.

Prayer-My heart is connected to Spirit

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