Amazing Prayer!

Experiencing Meaningful and Intimate Personal Prayer | taught by Tom Elliott
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Course description

Our inherent desire to love and to be loved constantly draws us to others and to God. Yet, you and I often struggle to truly and intimately make that connection, including with God.

During this online course, “Amazing Prayer!” you will learn a practical pathway to the gift of personal prayer. You will learn a way to experience deeper intimacy with God that you can easily replicate in your own prayer life.

Through lessons, as well as mediations, you will not only learn how to make personal prayer deeply meaningful and engaging by making it relaxed, regular, and relational, but you will experience it!

  • In the first lesson, “Make it Relaxed,” you will learn how intimate prayer is similar to having coffee with a best friend. You will be given specific ways to create an intimate space for daily personal prayer and you will receive help making it a reality.
  • The second lesson, “Make it Regular,” will teach you about the importance of being consistent in prayer and help you create a non-negotiable prayer time each day.
  • Next, you will learn how to “Make it Relational” by learning the hallmarks of healthy human relationships and applying them to your relationship with God.
  • The final lesson in the course, “A Conversational Structure of Prayer,” will give you a simple structure for your personal prayer time, based on the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola.
  • With the purchase of the VIP package, you will also enjoy two consultation sessions via phone, Skype, or FaceTime with the instructor, Tom Elliott, which will help you to better understand how to customize what you are learning to the unique dynamics of your life!

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That's right! If you are not completely satisfied that a particular course or retreat at DeepWardly School of Spiritual Formation helped you to more intimately connect with God, simply email me within 30 days of your purchase and I will issue you a 100% refund, no questions asked and no hard feelings!

Tom Elliott
Tom Elliott
Spiritual Director, Author, Speaker

Tom Elliott is a certified spiritual director and the owner of DeepWardly Spiritual Direction Services. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Saint Meinrad College and a Masters of Divinity from Notre Dame in New Orleans. Tom completed a three-year training program in spiritual direction from the Institute of Priestly Formation at Creighton University. He also received supervision training in spiritual direction from the Sophia Spirituality Center. He is a member of Spiritual Directors International and has been offering spiritual direction and retreats for twenty years.

Throughout his life, Tom has been blessed with opportunities to teach, counsel, write, minister, lead retreats and provide spiritual direction. He also has experience in non-profit administration, public speaking, facilitating workshops, adult learning and training programs, and strategic planning and consulting.

As part of his ministry at DeepWardly, Tom offers one-on-one spiritual direction to about eighty men and women throughout the United States and Europe. Uniquely, half of his directees are ministers and trained spiritual directors. Ministering to those who minister is an important part of his mission. 

In addition to spiritual direction, Tom offers retreats and presentations on various aspects of spirituality and prayer. He is also the author of the book, The Intimacy You Desire, and is currently writing a new book, Rekindle Your Life's Passion.

While Tom lives in a suburb of Little Rock, AR, his ministry takes him around the country and the world.

Tom@DeepWardly.com

501-478-5060

Reviews (22)

Great start

by mary garrett
This course has set me on a journey of really knowing God. I am building a relationship with God that is strong. I have always been a church goer but I didn't really connect with God, my faith, or church. Going to church was simply a fulfillment, an obligation like paying the bills. Now I value church and time spent in prayer. I like the suggested scriptures and meditations. I am learning more about Saint Ignatius. I suggest this course to anyone who wants to build or strengthen their relationship with God. I view God differently now. He is not there to simply correct me but to love me. This course has helped me to know God and who I am to Him.

Amazing Prayer!

by Emily Goodhart
Thank you for creating this course. I really enjoyed using my prayer space and implementing these techniques. My favorite part of the course was the meditations. They really helped improve my focus and prayer. I am looking forward to doing another course!

On My Level

by Nick Douglas
I was afraid this course was going to be over my head, but Tom was down-to-earth and his lessons and prayers were practical. I found the course very helpful and I look forward to applying what I learned.
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Great start

by mary garrett
This course has set me on a journey of really knowing God. I am building a relationship with God that is strong. I have always been a church goer but I didn't really connect with God, my faith, or church. Going to church was simply a fulfillment, an obligation like paying the bills. Now I value church and time spent in prayer. I like the suggested scriptures and meditations. I am learning more about Saint Ignatius. I suggest this course to anyone who wants to build or strengthen their relationship with God. I view God differently now. He is not there to simply correct me but to love me. This course has helped me to know God and who I am to Him.

Amazing Prayer!

by Emily Goodhart
Thank you for creating this course. I really enjoyed using my prayer space and implementing these techniques. My favorite part of the course was the meditations. They really helped improve my focus and prayer. I am looking forward to doing another course!

On My Level

by Nick Douglas
I was afraid this course was going to be over my head, but Tom was down-to-earth and his lessons and prayers were practical. I found the course very helpful and I look forward to applying what I learned.

More Content Please

by Brad Banks
I was hoping for a bit more content from this course. Having said that, I did enjoy the amount of content in the webinars (the other videos were too short and over-simple). I was interested in simply a study on prayer, so I didn't do any of the meditations. If you are want information, I don't recommend this course. If you want meditations and a little information, then it's probably good.

Spiritual Booster Shot

by Priscilla Stein
I had felt dry and disconnected from God for months when I came across this online course on prayer. I thought it was going to be an opportunity to learn something, but it was actually an encounter with God! I was surprised that the meditations were so engaging. They were my favorite part, although I liked the informalness of the webinars, too. I feel a renewed energy in prayer.

Course and Consultation

by Veronica Jones
I was a bit intimidated by the idea of starting spiritual direction, so I registered for this course and the optional two phone consultations. Tom really helped me with creating a special place to pray and ways to pray that fit my lifestyle and personality. I highly recommend this course, especially if you're new at prayer and spirituality like I am.

Better than a Book

by Sam Trainor
I asked my pastor which book he could recommend that would help me with my prayer life and he directed me to the Amazing Prayer course instead. Tom serves as his spiritual director and he was familiar with the course. I purchased the optional two spiritual direction sessions and really enjoyed the course and the sessions. If you're on the fence about the spiritual direction sessions, I recommend them. I'm going to register for That Retreat next and see if some people in my church want to join me.

Those Meditations!

by Tina Johnson
I loved the meditations in this course about the characteristics of a healthy friendship! I never thought about my relationship with God as similar to a healthy human relationship and the meditations were very engaging and meaningful! I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to make prayer more relaxed, regular, and relational!

I Was Skeptical at First

by Anna Blankenship
I'll be honest--I was skeptical about this course. I didn't know Tom and it seemed to be pricey, especially since I wanted the two FaceTime spiritual direction sessions included. The only reason I purchased the course was because he offered a money-back guarantee. However, I really enjoyed the course and the spiritual directions sessions were amazing. I had a spiritual director several years ago, but my experience with Tom was very different--much more meaningful! I recommend the course and the spiritual direction sessions!

Great Videos and Webinars

by Donna Edwards
I really enjoyed the video lessons and the video webinars. Many of the people on the webinars had the exact same questions that I had and Tom took the time to answer them. He clearly has many years of experience and I'm grateful that he is sharing it online! I took the course because I wanted to be more consistent in my personal prayer, but I got much more out of the course, including a new structure for my prayer time!

A Bit Rudimentary

by Kimberly Kline
Okay, maybe rudimentary isn't quite the word... I thought the course was good, but it is more for beginners. I have had a consistent prayer life for quite a few years now, so the suggestions Tom made are things I've already been doing. I did like his perspective on a few things, though, including making a special place to pray. I recommend this course to anyone who is beginning the spiritual journey or anyone who doesn't have a consistent daily prayer life.

Right Time, Right Course

by Josie Welden
This is precisely what I needed to get myself back on track spiritually! I used to have a set prayer time each day, but over the last two years that changed. This course reminded me of the importance of talking with God daily and being deliberate in my relationship with Him. I recommend this course to anyone who needs a spiritual boost or who is starting the journey of daily personal prayer!

The Beginning

by Debbie Benites
I am a new Catholic and this was my first course on prayer. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot. I hope some of the other people in my RCIA class will take the time to go through it, too.

The Beginning

by Debbie Benites
I am a new Catholic and this was my first course on prayer. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot. I hope some of the other people in my RCIA class will take the time to go through it, too.

Great for Newbies

by Caroline Zinna
After I did Connecting with Christ with my faith formation group, I started the Amazing Prayer course. It was pretty remedial, but I have been praying regularly for quite a few years. However, my husband watched part of a video with me and became interested. He eventually finished the course and really enjoyed it.

Pricey... But...

by Wes Sparks
The ONLY reason I signed up for this course was because it said there was a money-back guarantee. I wan't sure that I wanted to be out that kind of money and possibly not get anything out of it. However, I did enjoy the course and did not ask for my money back. I'm thankful for the time that Tom put into creating the course and making it available.

Yes!

by Brook Peters
I was not raised in a church, but now I am wanting to find God and find a faith. I heard about Amazing Prayer through Facebook and decided to give it a try. I am so glad I did. While there were a few parts of it that I didn't quite understand (maybe because I haven't been churched), most of it I did and I felt like I finally talked "with" God and not prayed "at" God. I recommend this course to anyone interested in learning to pray.

Perfect Timing

by Riley Hanks
Tom is my spiritual director and he recommended this course when I first started meeting with him. I told him I wanted to be more regular with my prayer time and that I felt like I needed some direction during personal prayer. This course was a great way to start and seemed like perfect timing in my life. I recommend it to anyone who wants to do more than prayer for others and wants to learn more about personal prayer.

Available

by Julia Cassova
When I ran across the DeepWardly website, I ended up at the Amazing Prayer course. The material looked interesting, but I wasn't sure where to start. I emailed Tom not really expecting to hear back from him, but he emailed me back and was not only available to help me, but was generous with his time. He pointed me in the direction of the Amazing Prayer course after I told him what I was interested in- praying more regularly. I really enjoyed the course and the prayer exercises.

A Great Start!

by James Sullivan
I'm grateful that I heard about this course at my church! I had been looking for some spiritual formation, but most of the stuff I found was more like a Bible study or a history study. This course combined some practical ways to deepen the consistency of my prayer life with some meditations to practice with. I recommend it for anyone who wants more than just head knowledge about the faith and wants more consistency in prayer.

Start Here

by Karen Massa
For those of you thinking about doing some of the courses and retreats at DeepWardly--start here! I did a couple of the others first and then did the Amazing Prayer course last. I wish I would have started with it. It offered some important basics, many of which I already knew but it was good to hear them again and be reminded.

Excellent Course!

by Anna Styn
The text (meditation sheets) have been particularly helpful with my afternoon praying with Scripture sessions. Overall, I enjoyed this course -- although it has taken me a long time to complete it because of illness and then computer hacker problems. Thank you, Tom, for providing this material. I look forward to future courses with you. PS. I was finally able to finish the course!