We tend to compartmentalize the various aspects of our lives. Our vocation is relegated to the hours between 8 and 5. Our family focus begins after 5 and continues on weekends. Our spiritual selves are relegated to Sunday or when we are with those of our faith community. This is not who God made us to be. The Jewish people perceived themselves through a holistic lens and brought all these aspects together. Thus, each part was infused through every other arena – one’s vocation was viewed as spiritual life and spiritual life was viewed as one’s vocation, etc. It is through prayer that we become integrated. This class will look at the process of integration through prayer as well as explore the way into which God’s has invited us.
Halstead, Jackie, "Wholeness Through Prayer" (2018). Lectureship and Summit Audio Collection. 5413.