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Prayer School

Growth in Prayer and Reflective Living (GPRL)

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This course aims to help people to pray and live reflectively by offering an opportunity to explore faith, discover meaning, and come to a deeper relationship with God.

For whom is the course intended?

The course is intended for those of different denominations and none. No particular ability in prayer is required, only a desire for God.

Course Content

  • Different ways of praying taken from Ignatian, Celtic and other spiritual traditions.
  • Awareness of our different perceptions of God. The use of a journal and the value of self-awareness as aids to reflective living.
  • Prayer experienced through music, art and movement.
  • An introduction to Ignatian discernment, through which a person may come to make choices which celebrate the unique giftedness conferred on them by the Creator.


The method is experience-based and reflective. It includes small group sharing. Also, because of the participatory nature of the course, it is important that there is a commitment to attend regularly.

In addition to the weekly, or monthly, group meetings – depending on location –  participants are offered the opportunity of one-to-one spiritual accompaniment.

Towards the end of the course there is a short retreat.

GPRL Edinburgh

Dates October  – April each year

 Cost The course fee is £360; in full or as monthly payments

(Deposit £50)

No-one should feel excluded because of cost. Bursaries are available.

Applications and further information:

Applications should be made as soon as possible.  For more information please contact:

Sharon Laidlaw, 16 Burnet Crescent, East Saltoun, East Lothian, EH345BZ, 07557104380,


Lauriston Jesuit Centre

VISIT GPRL website page for flier and application forms


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