Thursday, May 25, 2006

Enacted Prayer Resources

Last August I introduced Enacted Prayer to the Territorial School of Music and Gospel Arts (Click here for the report). Now they're gearing up for a meeting and are planning to use it! They've requested resources, so I've posted a couple of articles Jeff Barker, the creator of Enacted Prayer, gave me permission to share:

Enacted Prayer by Jeff Barker
Enacted Prayer Workshop by Heidi Friesen (student of Jeff Barker)

Now Jeff has written a book that has a chapter on enacted prayer and an appendix with some coaching for enactors: The Storytelling Church: Adventures in Reclaiming the Role of Story in Worship.

18 comments:

Irene said...

Thank you! This is very useful! I've been trying to describe enacted prayer to my friends!! :D

Rich & Joyce Swingle said...

I'm going to start listing posts on my blog about enacted prayer as comments here.

Here's the first: Improvisational worship

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Oh WOW.

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This is God...

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Three hours

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Awoken

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Short night

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Spilling Over

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My own personal revival

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Enacted Prayer request being answered!

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I'm teaching enacted prayer tonight

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Bring your gift

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Baby Charlotte

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This enacted prayer is directed by Jeff Barker, who invented the form: Praise for Bill's rescue from fire.

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This enacted prayer warm-up is led by Jeff Barker: spiritual warm-up.

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Jeff Barker shares how his troupe invented this prayer form: the birth of enacted prayer.

Anonymous said...

This comment was originally posted September 27, 2005.

Hey Rich! This is Esther from Territorial!

Just wanted to let you know that last Thursday, at a youth service at my church, I had the opportunity to lead an Enacted prayer. It was really amazing! I wasn't sure how the youth would respond to it, but God was definitely present, and we lifted up a beautiful prayer to Him!

Everyone who was a part of the prayer, and all those who were watching it, were deeply impacted! God is good!

Rich and Joyce Swingle said...

Here's an enacted prayer we did at Morrison Academy in Taichung, Taiwan: click here.