A Daily Practice for Followers of The Way
This fall at Evergreen, we are focusing on the ways that Jesus lived his life. In John 14:6, Jesus tells us that he is the way, the truth, and the life. As followers of Jesus, we are called to embrace his ways and extend his love to everyone we encounter.
The Infinitum Posture Prayer is a daily practice that can orient us towards the ways of Jesus as we start off each day. It includes physical postures that help us pray with our entire bodies as we align our hearts with God and posture ourselves to live out the gospel in the world.
You can learn more about Infinitum here.
How to Do the Infinitum Challenge
Starting on Monday, September 28th, we are challenging everyone from the Evergreen family to participate in an 8-week Infinitum challenge.
Here's how it will work:
1. Do the Infinitum Posture Prayer each morning
The Posture Prayer is available in several formats. Choose whichever one works best for you!
1) Download the PDF. You can print it off and tuck it in your bible, stick it on your fridge, or pin it up on your bulletin board!
3) Subscribe to the Infinitum Podcast. You will find the posture prayer, along with some other great guided prayers to try. Click a link to access the podcast through your preferred podcast app:
4) Follow along with one of our guided prayer videos on YouTube
- View the basic version of the posture prayer
- View the extended, reflective version of the posture prayer
The Infinitum prayer is also an amazing discipleship tool to use with your children! Click below for guidance on how you could walk through this practice with your children:
2. Allow God to remind you of the postures and let them shape the way you live each day
As you make this prayer a part of your daily rhythm, you will start to notice yourself thinking about the postures throughout the day. You will start to notice opportunities to live out the postures of surrender, generosity, and mission, as you go about your daily activities and interact with others.
If children are a part of your family, there will be opportunities that come up to help them work out what it means to follow Jesus in their lives. Let these postures prompt great conversations within your family and with your friends!
3. At the end of each day, do an Examen based on the postures
An Examen is a practice that involves reflecting back over your day and prayerfully paying attention to how God was moving in the midst of it. It's a way of noticing the moments that you were letting the Spirit lead you, the moments when you were distracted, and become more aware of God's presence in all of it.