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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    ministries / Spiritual Life

    Spiritual Practice and Handbook

    This handbook includes a number of long-standing Christian spiritual practices. The handbook can be used to complement a variety of spiritual formation activities and can be used by individuals to support and nurture their own spiritual lives. It offers guidance for engaging the practice as well as a brief history and heritage of each practice.

    Handbook of Spiritual Practices

    Videos of Spiritual Practices

    Click here to watch all the Spiritual Practice videos, including:

    • Discipleship Video Journaling
    • Discipleship Video Breath Prayer
    • Prayer Part 3
    • Guided Meditation
    • Stations of the Cross Revisited
    • The Breath Prayer Revisited
    • The Examen of Consciousness
    • Prayer Beads Revisited
    • Lectio Devino Revisited
    • Praying the Psalms Revisited
    • Guided Meditation Revisited
    • Visio Devina
    • Art as Prayer Revisited
    • Stations of the Cross and Pilgrimage
    • Contemplative Retreat
    • Discernment Variation
    • Guided Meditation and Mandalas Revisited
    • Spiritual Direction
    • Rule of Life
    • Fasting
    • Artist Prayer: Thanks to God
    • Spiritual Practice of Discernment Revisited Part 2
    • Pilgrimage
    • Praying the Hours
    • Mandalas
    • Centering Prayer
    • Walking the Labyrinth
    • Praying with Icons
    • Lectio Divina
    • Prayer Beads
    • Spiritual Practice of Discernment Revisited
    • Journaling
    • Silence and Solitude
    • Spiritual Practice of Discernment
    • The Examen Variation
    • The Examen Part 2
    • The Examen Part 1
    • Breath Prayer
    • Praying the Psalms
    • Stations of the Cross
    • Art as Prayer
    • Guided Meditation
    • Mandalas Revisited

    With more than 134,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 85 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."