“Truly Helpful Prayer” Session 4 | Being Truly Helpful 2024 Series: A Course in Miracles

“Truly Helpful Prayer”

Teaching Session 4

Here’s a recap of our fourth teaching session, led by Rev. Deb, which focused on the fourth line in the Truly Helpful Prayer, “I am content to be wherever He wishes, knowing He goes there with me.”

Session Highlights:

  • Meditation: The session opened with a grounding meditation, focusing on contentment and presence. Participants were guided through mindfulness techniques and the affirmation “I am content in the here and now,” emphasizing acceptance and peace in the current moment, aligning with the spirit of divine presence.
  • Discussion on the “Truly Helpful” Prayer: We recapped the previous week’s readings and then the exploration centered around the fourth sentence of the Truly Helpful Prayer from “A Course in Miracles”: “I am content to be wherever He wishes, knowing He goes there with me.” This discussion invited a deeper understanding of divine will and our joyful acceptance of being led by it.
  • Exploring the Prayer’s Fourth Sentence: Attention was given to comprehending and living the truth of the fourth sentence. This includes embracing our spiritual path with joy and trust, knowing that divine guidance is always present.
  • Reflection and Journaling Exercise: Participants were encouraged to reflect and journal about their experiences and feelings towards being content with divine placement, emphasizing the lesson of never being alone on our journey.
  • Reading Assignment: To prepare for our next session, we encourage you to read The Song of Prayer, 2. Forgiveness, III. Forgiveness-for-Salvation.

Homework Assignments:

  • Reflection on the Fourth Sentence: Continue to ponder the fourth sentence of the prayer. Allow its meaning to resonate with you throughout the week.
  • Practice the “I am here” Meditation: Regularly engage in the meditation shared by Rev. Deb to enhance your presence and awareness.
  • The Optional Assignment: If you chose to work with the previous optional assignment, focusing on being helpful to someone in your life, consider what comes to you now as to what to say and what to do in this situation? Trust the direction from Holy Spirit.
  • Read: Gain further insights with the assigned readings, which will be the basis for our next week’s discussion with our facilitators.
This fourth teaching session helped us to deepen our understanding and experience of divine contentment and guidance. You are always welcome to join us.
Upcoming Sessions:
  • March 3/6 – Study Session: Readings led by Rev. Paul and facilitators.
o Lesson 41 – God goes with me wherever I go.
o Lesson 126 – All that I give is given to myself.
o Text, Chapter 6, II. The Alternative to Projection
Miss Previous Sessions?
  • If you missed the previous teachings, you can find the videos and recaps here.
Reminder:
  • Our Sunday session is the live teaching with Rev. Deb on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. Rev. Paul facilitates the in between sessions.
  • During the Wednesday session, the video of Rev. Deb’s teaching is shown with discussion afterward.
  • 1st and 3rd sessions of the month are led by our facilitators for the purpose of discussing the assigned readings.
  • Attend the session day/time that works for you and attend as your schedule allows.
  • Learn how to attend live sessions.
Please feel free to share any insights or questions you may have in our next session or via our Facebook Group or Email Group. Your contributions enrich our collective learning experience.
Looking forward to our continued journey into the heart of “Being Truly Helpful.”
Our next series will start in April, the week after Easter, and we will be doing a book discussion with the book by Ken Wapnick, “The Healing Power of Kindness: Volume 1: Releasing Judgment.” We will only be studying Volume 1. It is available in print and on Kindle. It is also available as an audiobook on FACIM.org.
Our summer series will be on the Characteristics of God’s Teachers.
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With Love and Light,
Revs. Paul and Deb Phelps and the MiraclesOne Team

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