We had an extremely good session on, and time of, prayer on the retreat. The inspiration for the session came from ‘Working the angles’ by Eugene Peterson. His book on pastoral ministry devotes a third of its content to prayer and within that, the importance of the Psalms as pivotal in prayerful engagement. The other book that informed our session was, ‘Thirsting for God’ by James W Sire which is a guide to using the Psalms in Prayer.
I plan to dig into these two books as it feels like there is some goodly accessible Spiritual Practice therein for use with young people (and leaders). The latter book in particular having some really useful outlines.
ht to Pete Maidment