“If the worth of our prayer life depended upon the maintenance of a constant high level of feeling or understanding, we would be in a dangerous place. Though these often seem to fail us, the reigning will remains. Even when our heart is cold and our mind is dim, prayer is still possible to us.”
–Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941)
For the first six weeks I am teaching/leading adult Sunday School at my church. We are spending those six weeks with Foster and Smith’s Devotional Classics book. Here are the writers for each session:
- Week 1: St. Augustine
- Week 2: François Fénelon
- Week 3: Evelyn Underhill
- Week 4: Apocryphal Literature
(This is not in Devotional Classics. But we’ll look at Ecclesiasticus (Sirach), Wisdom of Solomon, and the Prayer of Manasseh.)
- Week 5: Catherine of Siena
- Week 6: Kathleen Norris
Each week we do a short bio of the writer, some reading, some discussion, and some prayer.
Here are the slides I used today on Underhill, along with my teaching notes.
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Thanks so much for posting your Sunday school notes. It has encouraged me.
You are welcome, Megs, and thanks!