Jan Johnson: Finding Rest and Direction in Contemplative Prayer - Contemplative Journal

Finding Rest and Direction in Contemplative Prayer

by Jan Johnson




Do you long for depth and authenticity in your relationship with God? Do you want purpose and daily direction but can’t seem to find the right prayer to receive it? In this course, “Finding Rest & Direction in Contemplative Prayer,” Jan Johnson will guide you toward a conversational life with God, lived in the awareness of God’s presence. Find rest, guidance, and even adventure in God, opening yourself to God’s presence through this practical approach.

Week One

Monday: Why Contemplative Prayer?

Tuesday: Spiritual Practice–Waiting and Delighting

Wednesday:  Contemplative Prayer: Rooted in Truth

Thursday: Spiritual Practice—Warming Up in Contemplative Prayer

Week Two

Monday:  Why Contemplative Prayer Is Not Boring

Solo Time:  Solitude & Silence

Tuesday: Spiritual Practice—Hanging Out with God

Wednesday:  Staying Alert and Focused

Thursday: Spiritual Practice—Prayer Word or Phrase

Week Three

Monday:  What You Can Expect to Hear from God

Tuesday: Spiritual Practice–Journaling as Conversation with God

Wednesday:  False Narratives to Watch Out For

Thursday: Spiritual Practice—Naming Your Committee Members

Week Four

Monday: How Contemplative Prayer Changes the Way We Ask

Tuesday: Spiritual Practice–Making Requests in a Contemplative Way

Wednesday:  Asking God Questions

Thursday: Spiritual Practice–Asking God  Question


  • Type: On Demand
  • Materials: Workbook (.pdf), video classes, guided audio meditations
  • Sections: 4 Weeks

Your purchase entitles you to unlimited on-demand access, a downloadable workbook, and 16 learning videos/activities.


About Jan Johnson

Jan Johnson is the author of 22 books (including When the Soul Listens and  Meeting God in Scripture. Jan speaks frequently at events and is an adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific University and Hope International University. She has been a spiritual director for 25 years and holds a D. Min. in Ignatian Spirituality and Spiritual Direction. She lives with her husband in Simi Valley, California (www.JanJohnson.org )

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