One of the ways that we grow as disciples of Jesus is by spending time in his presence—praying and listening to God speak to us through Scripture, nature, one another, and many other ways as we slow down and attune ourselves to God’s divine voice. Spiritual practices, including many that are contemplative or reflective in nature can open us up to how God’s Holy Spirit wants to work in and through our lives. We hope the events, resources, and guided spiritual practices on this page will help you draw near to God and be open to the work of the Holy Spirit in you.
We’ve prepared some guided spiritual practices for you to use as an individual or in groups. These practices are intended to create space for you to pay attention to God, yourself, your story. They are meant to be used as often as you’d like as prompts for prayer and contemplation. Because they guide you into being present with God just as you are in the moment, each time you engage in any given practice will be different. We encourage you to experiment with these practices to see if they are helpful to you in this season of your life. If a practice is not working for you, please feel free to stop the recording.
There may be some things that come up for you as you participate in a practice that you would like to talk with someone about. Here are resources La Cañada Presbyterian Church provides.
Spiritual Direction is a classical Christian practice in which a trained spiritual mentor walks with an individual on (generally) a monthly basis to help them look for signs of the presence, guidance and call of God in their lives.
Contact Betsy Merchant, merchantbetsy@ yahoo.com
This is a ministry of para-professional counseling offered to our church congregation and local community. The Lay Counselors are supervised by Christian mental health professionals. They provide no-cost, intermediate level counseling.
LCPC Lay Counseling Ministries, call 818 790-6708, x 430
Stephen Ministry provides lay-pastoral care ministry in life-challenging situations such as: hospitalization, bereavement, new life stages, illness, disability, unemployment, separation, divorce, going overseas in wartime, or imprisonment.
LCPC Stephen Ministries, please call 818 790 6708, x 231