Located at Washington St. & Divide Ave.

Saturday: 5 pm

Sunday: 8:30 am, 9:45 am, 11 am 

Wednesday: 6:30 pm at Hillside Park, Shelter #2


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is located at the corner of Washington Street and Divide Avenue in Bismarck, ND.


The Art & Practice of Prayer is a 7-week study on prayer. Each week will highlight a different way in which children of God have experienced God’s presence through prayer. Prayer is perhaps our most primal act of communication. The question, “what is prayer?” will begin our journey. Does it simply consist of getting something out of God or does it tap into something deeper in us, a longing for intimate connection. As we move through each week of this series, we will also explore questions like “Why do we pray?”, “When do we pray?”, “What does prayer do?”, and “How do the things we fill our lives with get in the way of an intimate relationship with God through prayer?” to name a few.

What does it mean to pray and how can we practice prayer in ways that becomes a core part of who we are as part of God’s creation. We will hear from theologians and thinkers who will share their own journey with prayer. We will also be invited to explore prayer practices that can be shared individually and communally.


General Information

Class will meet in the Lynne Center on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. or Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m. It is the exact same class offered at 2 separate times.






June 13-14

Prayer as the Gift of Presence

June 20-21

Prayer as Breathing

June 27-28

Prayer as a Passage

July 3 & 5

Prayer as Communion, Part One

July 11-12

Prayer as Communion, Part Two

July 18-19

Prayer as Spiritual Detox

July 25-26

Prayer as Listening