Formation in Prayer and Prayerfulness

The unit Formation in Prayer and Prayerfulness focuses on the understanding and experience of prayer as a core element within the study of Christian Spirituality in a systematic and comprehensive way from a denominational perspective. The student will be introduced to the classic methods of Christian prayer.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Christian Spirituality

Credit Points



S7102 Introduction to Christian Spirituality.



Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. determine key foundations of the Christian practice of prayer from anthropological, biblical and theological perspectives
  2. evaluate historical and contemporary methods of the practice of prayer, and interpret the theological and historical contexts of their engagement
  3. express the inter-relationship between personal prayer and prayer in common
  4. analyse the factors that both encourage and impede growth in prayer
  5. apply the themes of the course unit to evaluate and extend their own practice of prayer.
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