Wednesday, September 10, 2014

My Prayer Course Syllabus (First class this Sunday, 6 PM)


Fall 2014

Instructor: John Piippo

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Course dates: Sunday nights Sept. 14 through Nov. 30. No class September 21.

Course times: Sundays, 6-8 PM


This course will teach students a biblical theology of praying. My book Praying: An Experiment in the Continuous tense will be used in class (first draft manuscript). Practical application will include committing to praying for 30-60 minutes a day, five days a week. Class sessions will involve: 1) sharing about your individual praying experiences; 2) teaching and discussion based on the book; and 3) times of group praying.


Students will attend class sessions.
Students will purchase a xeroxed copy of John’s book manuscript for $10. (If you cannot afford this please let me know – I don’t want who wants to take the class to be denied because of this expense.)
Students will read the assigned readings for each class.
Students will commit to praying, 30-60 minutes a day, 5 days a week, through November 30.
Students will keep a spiritual journal during their prayer times. The spiritual journal is a record of the voice and activity of God in their life.

Students will write a 1-2 page summary of their prayer experience and submit it to me on the last day of class. You can either give me a hard copy or send it as a file by email.