listenEach year the congregation of Christ Presbyterian Church is encouraged to deepen their spiritual practices during the Lenten season.  This year we will hold a church- wide study on Rueben Job’s book, “Listen, Praying in a Noisy World.”  Just based on the title of this study, you can quickly tell that this is a very timely subject.  In our media driven, information age we are constantly bombarded with competing messages.

This past Sunday during our silent prayer time, I was once again struck that silence is not something that we really can find.  Even if we were able to stop the rustling of papers and the din of the heater blowing, we still can’t find true silence.  The noise of our inner self is often even more deafening than the external physical noise.

How is it that we can find the time and means to quiet our lives in such a way that we might be able to discern the voice of God in our daily lives?  Rueben Job points out that, “Listening to God requires a deliberate choice to shut out the chaos around us and focus our thoughts.”

This year, as our congregation prepares to enter the journey of Lent, I want to invite you to give serious consideration to being part of our small group study on, “Listen, Praying in a Noisy World.”  This isn’t a study that is intended for only those who are “Bible Study or Sunday School Types.”  Even if you have never participated in one of our previous studies I hope and pray that you will make time to be part of this study.  Transformation of our lives begins with our ability to open ourselves to new possibilities.

To become part of this study, please click REGISTER below, and let us know when you are available.  We will form our groups in such a way to enable the majority of our congregation to take part in it.  If you have any questions please contact me at or 703-278-8365.

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