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Releasing the Power of Prayer: Deepening Our Image of God

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Have you ever wondered why more doesn’t happen when you pray to a loving, infinitely powerful Jesus who said, “Whatever you ask in my name, I will do for you” (Jn 14:13)? Although there are many explanations (e.g. we are praying for the wrong thing), the most common reason is that our image of God is not loving enough. For example, I never was healed of my perfectionism when praying to a God who demanded more perfectionism, “Be perfect as my heavenly Father is perfect.” We can only be healed and really pray to the degree that our image of God is healed. To the degree that our image of God is distorted we are praying to our own false God and not letting the real, loving God touch us. But our image of a loving God gets distorted daily as we see bad things happen to good people, get hurt ourselves, get stuck in destructive habits, or feel more shamed than loved when we hear some scriptures preached. This day retreat will help us discover where our image of God is distorted and begin a lifetime process of healing it so we can experience the fullness of life from the real God of Life.

Join Matthew Linn and Emmaus Spirituality Center for this powerful presentation on prayer. Lunch is provided with this program.

*Please note that due to materials, presenters' time, and programing logistics we will not offer refunds 72 hours before the event

Please call 281 241-9678 for availability


Fr. Matthew Linn, SJ (as a team with Dennis and Sheila Linn) has focused on integrating physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.  He has advanced graduate degrees in sociology, anthropology, spirituality, and theology.  Since 1970 he has taught courses & given retreats on healing in every state and in over 60 countries from Alaska to Australia.  Ordained in l973 he currently lives in a Jesuit community in Minneapolis where he trains spiritual directors.   Matt, Dennis, and Sheila have written 23 books translated in over 20 languages, (all in Spanish) and with over a million copies in English. 

Healing of Memories

Healing Life's Hurts

Deliverance Prayer

To Heal As Jesus Healed (with Barbara Shlemon)

Healing the Dying (with Sr. Mary Jane Linn)

Prayer Course For Healing Life's Hurts (this & the following with Sheila Fabricant Linn)

Praying With Another For Healing

Healing the Greatest Hurt

Healing the 8 Stages of Life

Belonging: Healing Through the 12 Steps

Good Goats: Healing Our Image of God (winner Catholic Press Award l995)

Healing Spiritual Abuse and Religious Addiction

Sleeping With Bread: Holding What Gives You Life

Don't Forgive Too Soon: Extending the Two Hands Of Forgiveness

Simple Ways To Pray For Healing

Healing the Purpose of Your Life

Healing Our Beginning

Remembering Our Home

Understanding Difficult Scriptures In A Healing Way

What Is My Song? (Children’s Book)

Making Heart Bread (Children’s Book)

Healing Our Future

The Gifts of Near Death Experiences: You Don’t Have To Die To Experience Your True Home

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No refunds will be offered 72 hours before the program