Worship Seminar: In the Secret Place

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My story is not unusual.  I was a worship leader who succeeded with public worship and struggled with private worship.  I knew I was supposed to go into the Secret Place where the Father waited for me.  I just couldn’t seem to find the door.  When the time came for me to write my doctoral thesis, I felt that I should research the topic of private worship.

My doctoral studies had introduced me to The Book of Common Prayer. Much to my surprise, I found the ancient prayers of the church to be a contemporary source of prayers from my heart.  My research showed me that the New Covenant calls for three distinct modes of prayer:

  1. Conversational prayer from our heart to God’s heart,
  2. Prayer in and by the Holy Spirit, and
  3.  the use of written prayers either from the Scriptures or from the hearts of other believers.

In my traditional upbringing the only written prayers we used were songs. Today, in the ancient prayers of our faith, I have a wealth of prayers that stir my heart.

In the Secret Place is my attempt to share the fullness of private worship available to us through the New Covenant.  I am still a freshman in the school of prayer.  Come, let us ask the Lord, “Master, teach us to pray.”

God’s People Want to Pray!

Sometimes our idea of prayer is quite limited, encompassing little more than asking God for things.  Many of us struggle with daily private worship because we lack a method.

This teaching presents a thorough exposition of the teachings of Jesus and the Apostles, especially the Apostle Paul,  on prayer.  The emphasis is on the continuance and the contrasts between Old Covenant and New Covenant spirituality.  The teaching will also unfold a fascinating sketch of the history of private prayer as believers in each epoch of the church sought to “pray without ceasing.” Twentieth century practices of prayer and the leadership of the Holy Spirit in the Twenty-first century will be examined.

In the Secret Place is my attempt to share the fullness of private worship available to us through the New Covenant.  I am still a freshman in the school of prayer.  Come, let us ask the Lord, “Master, teach us to pray.”

In the Secret Place  Structure

Session One:
Prayer the Way Jesus Taught it

Session Two:
Prayer the Way the Apostles Taught It

Session Three:
Prayer through the Ages

Session Four:
Presentation and Demonstration of The Book of Daily Prayer: Seven Days of Prayer

 Companion Books for the In the Secret Place Seminar

In the Secret Place Book Cover
the book of daily prayer 7 days of prayer

Each book is currently available for $5.00 in PDF form as a download.   Order directly from the author (Make check payable to Steve Phifer and send to 1400 Laurel Branch Place, Bartow FL 33830. Be sure to include a return address.)

Flexible Scheduling available!

So, let’s talk! Contact me

by phone: (863) 512-3671
by snail mail: 1400 Laurel Branch Place, Bartow, FL 33830 or
by email: drstevephifer@gmail.com

Semper Reformanda!
Stephen Phifer

Worship Seminar: In the Secret Place

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