The Way of Love: August 25 Summary – Living the Rule of Life

The Way of Love

August 25 Summary – Living the Rule of Life

Led by the Very Rev. Bernard J Owens

The Very Rev Bernard J OwensOn Sunday, August 25th, as the final session of our “Way of Love” summer series, Dean
Owens led us in sharing our Rules of Life we have created and discussing how to support each
other in our living them. We began with an opening prayer and Dean Owens led us in
summarizing and discussing the seven practices in the Way of Love. He emphasized how
interconnected they all are, the fact that we are not perfect and that sometimes life interferes
in our perfectly following our Rule of Life, and that we will need to change/adjust our Rule of
Life as time goes on. We then closed in prayer.

Prayers from the session included:

A Prayer for Guidance and A Prayer of Self-Dedication (Book of Common Prayer p. 832)
For Guidance

Direct us, O Lord, in all our doings with your most gracious
favor, and further us with your continual help; that in all our
works begun, continued, and ended in you, we may glorify your holy Name, and finally,
by your mercy, obtain everlasting
life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer of Self-Dedication

Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to you, so
guide our minds, so fill our imaginations, so control our wills, that we may be wholly
yours, utterly dedicated unto
you; and then use us, we pray you, as you will, and always
to your glory and the welfare of your people; through our Lord
and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Some additional questions for self-reflection include:

Some additional questions for self-reflection include:

  • What has surprised you most about our time together over the last eight weeks?
  • What has been your greatest blessing during the life of this small group?
  • How do you hope your life will change as a result of living your rule of life?
  • What are you grateful for during your time together?
  • Where does the group see God moving in one another’s lives over the past eight weeks?
  • What are ways members of this group can support individuals as they strive to live into their new rule of life?
  • What are you grateful for during your time together?

The Episcopal Church has compiled more resources on Rules of Life on their Way of Love website and on the Way of Love on its main website

Thank you for the great participation in Trinity’s Way of Love Summer Series and we hope you will join us for our 7-week Bible study on Galatians beginning September 15th!

August 28, 2019

The Way of Love: August 25 Summary – Living the Rule of Life

August 18, 2019

The Way of Love: August 18 Summary – Rest

August 4, 2019

The Way of Love: August 4 Summary – Go

July 21, 2019

The Way of Love: July 21 Summary – Bless

July 15, 2019

The Way of Love: July 14 Summary – Worship

June 23, 2019

The Way of Love: June 23 Summary – Pray

June 17, 2019

The Way of Love: June 16 Summary – Learn

June 9, 2019

The Way of Love: June 9 Summary – Turn

June 3, 2019

The Way of Love: June 2 Summary – Rule of Life

May 22, 2019

The Way of Love