August 10, 2022

TESTAMONIES

“Participation in the Prayer Workshop has truly transformed my spiritual life. It has given me a real thirst to discover what is God’s plan for me and how I am to live my life and fulfil His purpose.

It has given me a yearning to become even closer to Jesus and try and view every situation I encounter in life through the eyes of Jesus and ask myself constantly ‘What would Jesus have done? How would Jesus have shown His love for this person?’.

So it has truly been a re-awakening to God in my life”.

Adult PLW participant

“The workshop has been a beautiful course to me. I have felt it has come at a difficult time in my life and was meant to be. I have healed in a certain area of my life which has caused me much pain for most of it.

I enjoy my prayer time as the prayers are heartfelt and to be at one with Jesus’ heart. I feel, through the Holy Spirit, close to the Lord as I can model myself on Him with practice, which I know will ultimately bring me joy and peace.

I am so grateful to our guides for their kindness, love and generosity in this wonderful ministry they do for our beautiful Lord. I would love to continue to be a part of this. Thank you and God bless”.

Adult PLW participant

“The PLW has been a life line for me at this time following the break up of my marriage in the second week of the workshop commencing.

The workshop has been a constant source of peace, comfort and soothing and I have had a profound experience of God’s presence around me and within me.

There has been so much to learn and so many fascinating insights into The Trinity and Our Lady and the Word of God.

The Life’s learning has also be very impactful and this combined with The Word – it changes you if you are open to it.

It is a wonderful tool for evangelisation”.

Adult PLW participant

“This workshop has taught me how I can communicate better with God. I feel much better when I pray now. I have improved my prayer and I understand different way to pray now. It helps me understand the Bible much better.

Thanks to the guides that participate in this journey and the course”.

Adult PLW participant

“A weekly space of peace with God and encountering Him more by going deeper in Contemplative Prayer methods.

Thank you”.

Adult PLW participant

“It has helped me focus/acknowledge what works for me.

I found that using Visual Prayer, Prayer of Surrender (Thy will be done), Prayer of Inner Embrace (What would Jesus do in my place?) helped me connect with the Lord, to live a Christian life and to commit to prayer and reading the Bible.

I have also met good people, made friends and shared life experiences”.

Adult PLW participant

“The workshop has given me guidance and opportunities to think about prayer, to experience some different forms of prayer and to develop and experience a closer and better relationship with prayer and the process of prayer. 

It has brought out and illustrated the less formal and more conversational approach to prayer which makes it more personal”.

Adult PLW participant

“I am grateful for the structure and community that the PLW group has afforded me to seek God’s face and guidance for my life so that I can find fulfilment and purpose and bring glory to His name.

Through the prayer methods that I learned at PLW, I have managed to remain consistent in my prayer life and have strengthened my relationship with God and the wisdom that I have gained in my relationship has empowered to navigate life in a more purposeful way”.

Adult PLW participant

“I give thanks and praises to God for the revelations and promises of mercy I encountered during (the) workshop. The Lord is good to me.

My faith has increased as I am assured He dwells in me because He loves me.

Thank you Lord Jesus”.

Adult PLW participant

“When completing these 10 weeks of workshops, I felt touched all the time. I believe that there has been a lot of depth when these sessions have been going on.

These workshops have helped me to get closer to the Lord and the sacrifices He made to save us all from sin. The Lord is my rock and my refuge.

Whenever I walk or go somewhere, I feel that Jesus is holding my hand and telling me to be strong and brave with the two crosses that I have in my personal life”.

Youth PLW participant.

This has proved such a blessing for the small group of people who made the weekly journey from January 22.

 The lay speakers were inspirational and our small group grew close to each other as we found new ways of prayer. 

Our seminar ends on 30th of April with a day of silence in a Retreat setting. Our thanks to the guide and her team for this great gift. May God bless and sustain them”.

Parish Priest

“When the PLW workshop was first announced in our Parish, I thought this is exactly what I needed. However, due to personal circumstances, the thought of attending 15 consecutive weekly two hourly sessions seemed impossible. But God, is gracious and nothing is impossible for Him. In His goodness He granted me to attend all sessions. I thank and praise for this great gift. I am reading His Word in a deeper way, communicating with Him  in new and varied methods, thus enabling me to journey closer to Him. With God’s help, He will guide and complete what He started in me. Amen”.

Adult PLW participant

“I thank my brothers and sisters, but most of all to God for the opportunity to participate and fellowship with you all in the Prayer Life Workshops.

It has taught me so much about how to pra and help me to learn about my relationship with God.

I will take away one question to apply to every situation ‘WHAT WOULD JESUS DO’. Praise be to God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit”.

Adult PLW participant.

“The Prayer and Life Workshop has been a revelation for me. It has focused my prayers and enlightened my life.

From ‘existing’ as a catholic to persevering in trying to do God’s will everyday by following the readings and ‘living’ the life experiences”.

Adult PLW participant.

“The Prayer Life Workshop has taught me that, while reading and understanding scriptures is important, to make it part of my everyday life, I need to make time to reflect on the scriptures to discover if God is telling me something or how it can help me on a day to day bases. Then I should put it into practice with everyone that I come into contact with and I should go outside my comfort zone to be Christ today, tomorrow and everyday for the rest of my life”.

Adult PLW participant

“I am very grateful to the guides who run the workshops. They have given me very practical ways and methods on how to pray. They have also taught me to integrate the praer methods and the Word of God into my everyday life.

Prayer and life are not separate. They have also taught me to find peace during my day, work and rest etc. I have learned that everything that you do can be serving the Lord and sharing His word.

My ministry does not have to be grand or in front of a crowd. Everyday small things count as well. Thank you”.

Adult PLW participant.

“For the last 3 months September to December my focus on the word of the Lord has increased tremendously. I have read the Bible more often than I usually do. I spend longer time researching and praying the Word too.

I have also devoted at least one day a week, evening meeting the people of God and sharing the joy and knowing the Word of the Lord.

I will continue to do this and I recommend this course to every Catholic and Christian. Thank you”.

Adult PLW participant

“I have enjoyed the course very much and looked forward to coming each week. The weekly practices were manageable provided I kept on top of it all. It has certainly enriched my prayer life, and I like the different methods of prayer which has assisted me at different times when I found it difficult to pray.

The twelfth session particularly helped me cope with an incident that took place as I was able to prostrate myself before the sacred sacrament and unconditionally envelop that particular person with love and forgivemess. I came away feeling light and unburdened.

As for the retreat and desert day, it was simply awesome! I just loved the peace, quiet and solitude that the venue provided. The best thing for me was that I could practice the different prayer methods without being rushed or disturbed”.

Adult PLW participant.

“Thank you for providing this group. The messages have changed my life, body and soul. I have been filled with Your love and kindness. I am a bit slow in understanding of your words but I promise to take it step by step and I ask Your help day by day to give me strength.

I would like to thank (guides names) for their understanding. Wish you both blessings and peaceful Christmas in Jesus’ name”.

Adult PLW participant.

 

“Reading and meditating helped make the Bible become more alive for me. 

I reflected more on what I was reading and what it meant to me as an individual – God is speaking to me personally.

It made me more aware of the people I meet as all  children of God, it also made me realise that there is more I can do for my brothers and sisters than what I am doing at the moment”.

Adult PLW participant.

“I thank you Lord for the Prayer and Life Workshop sisters, for giving me this opportunity, it has been a life saver for me in the future.

I have felt depressed and unhappy for a good part of my life. I have always known the Lord is with me, but now I really think I know Him more. I definitely use the methods of prayer in my life.

Thank you Lord, with your help I am going to be able to cope and to still be a loving person”.

Adult PLW participant.

“During the later sessions of the PLW, it became clear to me that I should become a guide.

Imparting workshops and participating in the PLW activities has been most enriching for me.

Bringing the experience of the workshops to others is sharing the love of God, bringing joy and peace into the hearts of the participants”

PLW guide