Introduction to Contemplative Prayer
All of Fr. Michael’s formation talks are interconnected to help souls live Ablaze with the Spirituality of the Lamb of God.
In this series, Fr. Michael gives a basic overview of the 4 pillars of contemplative prayer. Remember, Jesus was always praying. He lived unceasingly in the Fathers embrace. All of Fr. Michael teachings, on the interior life, are organically interconnected. It is all about LIVING JESUS the Lamb of God! We are all called to live Jesus by learning to listen deeply to the voice of the Father. As Christians, we are called to do all things for the Father's Glory, through the Son, by the power and grace of the Holy Spirit.
In this series, Fr. Michael shows how silence, solitude, prayer and penance are interconnected and how each pillar serves to deepen our discernment of the Father's will through which we are empowered to LIVE JESUS! Jesus forever contemplates the Father's love. He only did what the Father asked him to do. As scripture says, be “doers of the Word.” This isn’t possible if we don’t first learn how to be hearers of the Word. We must learn how to listen to the Word
In another series, Fr. Michael offer a journaling workshop which really helps people to foster a deeper listening heart. Journaling is a wonderful spiritual tool that helps you allow the WORD to become flesh. When you go through the 4 pillar formation journaling helps you to go deeper and deeper.
Remember this... Contemplation births the Intercessor who is JESUS. When Jesus lives more and more fully through you, then he will go to war for souls. This is where and why spiritual warfare begins to happen.