The City to City Australia National Prayer Gathering is happening on August 21 - 23. It will be a time of encouragement and refreshment as we come together to pray for our cities. We’ll be hearing from Neil Powell on city wide gospel movements through collaborative church planting and Beck Miller will be leading us in different spiritual exercises to try. Continue reading to get to know Beck and hear how her prayer life has been transformed over the past couple of years.
Who are you and what do you do?
“My name is Beck Miller. I live in Brunswick and work as the as the Assistant Minister at Merri Creek Anglican church in Inner North Melbourne. (MCA was planted 5 years ago). My role involves training and discipleship, as well as some pastoral care and supporting new initiatives in the church community. I’m married to Rob who works with AFES and we have 4 teen/young adult children.”
How have you been growing in prayer?
“A few years ago I was really frustrated with my prayer life. I was doing things in my own strength and felt dried up and heading towards burn out. It was a pattern I had experienced before in ministry. I felt I didn’t really have the tools to develop a rich prayer life. I started to see a spiritual director and learnt the practice of contemplative prayer involving meditation on the gospels. It has been revolutionary for me. Currently I am looking across a variety of church traditions to glean the best practices out there for myself and others. I am still a struggler and a learner, but I have a renewed passion and capacity for prayer now.”
What can we expect at the CTCA National Prayer Gathering?
“It’s exciting to gather church planters for days of prayer together. We can expect the Holy Spirit to be powerfully at work in us, and for our eyes and hearts to become attentive to that work.
I will be sharing some of my own learning and experiences with you and facilitating a variety of spiritual exercises for you to try. I hope to offer you some good resources to go on with for your own prayer life and to take back to your church communities. There will be dedicated time for personal prayer and also to pray in a small group over the days together. I’m already praying this will be an encouraging and transformative time for us.”