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Slide 1:Continuing the Journey:The Spiritual Formation Guide A Resource Tool of
THE ORDER OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE KING
Slide 2:Introduction Topics are summary introductions to each topic in hopes that you will explore further.
Currently in draft form.
Corrections are sent to the National Office.
Material can be used as presented or as a supplement to chapter meetings or quiet days.
A Bible is useful during the study. Read the first paragraph of the introduction to start.Read the first paragraph of the introduction to start.
Slide 3:Themes Chapters 1 to 3: Where are you now?
Chapters 4 to 7: The Rule of Prayer
Chapters 8 to 9: The Rule of Service
Chapters 10 to 12: Evangelism
Bibliography for further growth!!
Slide 4:Daughters: Where are we now? Is your spiritual life as a Daughter today different from your spiritual life when you first became a Daughter?
Based upon the Rule of Life
of the Daughters of the King.
Written by Julia Smead, Past President, Province VII.
Slide 5:Daughters: Reaffirming Your Baptism “Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church. The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble.” (BCP 298).
Share your testimony of coming to believe in Jesus Christ.
Renew Your Baptismal Covenant.
Slide 6:Daughters: What are your gifts? Sevenfold gift of the Holy Spirit.
Spiritual Gifts for the Upbuilding of the Church.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” (Galatians 5: 22-23a).
What do you feel are your spiritual gifts?
Slide 7:Forms of Prayer A – Adoration -- Praise God!
C – Contrition -- Ask for forgiveness.
T – Thanksgiving -- Thank God for Everything!
S – Supplication -- Tell God your needs, what’s on your heart.
How has prayer made a difference in your life?
Slide 8:Tools in Prayer Literary Tools
Book of Common Prayer
A Daughters of the King Meditation on the Anglican Rosary Read the DOK Meditation.Read the DOK Meditation.
Slide 9:Practices of Spiritual Growth Quiet Time
Practicing the Presence
Silence and Solitude
Meditative & Contemplative Prayer
Retreats and Quiet Days
Of the spiritual practices listed in this section, which are you using to grow spiritually?
Slide 10:Scripture as a Prayer Tool Lectio Divina
Practice this method of praying and sharing the Scriptures as an excellent way of developing trust within a group
Excellent way of consecrating efforts and hopes to Christ before service projects.
Slide 11:The Community of the Eucharist Serving (Luke 22: 24 – 27): Don’t we all want to be considered as ‘great’ daughters, ‘great’ chapter members, ‘great’ friends, wives, mothers and grandmothers, teachers, singers, students, disciples?
We strive to be ‘Great’ at whatever we are and whatever we do, but who is great according to Jesus?
Who is Jesus calling you to serve?
Slide 12:Growth Through Service Equipped to Serve
Ways to Serve
What might you need to do to open yourself up to:
A deeper knowledge of God?
A deeper appreciation of God’s love?
A greater reliance on the power of the Holy Spirit as you live out your life of service to God?
Slide 13:Holy Listening Find a place of peace.
Sit comfortably, kneel, or lay prostrate.
Optional: Use a candle, a rock, or some other helpful visual and/or tactile focus.
Consciously relax from head to toe.
Pray for what you need.
Then quiet your mind and listen.
Slide 14:Spiritual Mentoring Story of Naomi & Ruth
May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me.
Ruth is not turning back.
She is not questioning her devotion to her mentor, Naomi, or God.
They are sisters on the journey.
Who are your sisters on the journey?
Slide 15:Passing on the Journey You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea, and to the ends of the earth. (Acts 1:8).
Identify at least five ways to share your journey as a Christian with your sisters in Christ, your children or grandchildren, or others you come in contact with each day.
Slide 16:Mother Teresa’s Daily Prayer Dear Jesus, help me to spread your fragrance everywhere I go.
Flood my soul with your spirit and love. Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that all my life may only be a radiance of yours.
Shine through me and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may feel your presence in my soul.
Let them look up and see no longer me but only Jesus.
Stay with me and then I shall begin to shine as you shine, so to shine as to be a light to others.