Community Invited to Lessons on Prayer, Service and Evangelism, Hosted by the Daughters of the King, St. Mary’s Chapter

The St. Mary’s Chapter of the Daughters of the King (DOK), recently hosted Ms. Renee Smith to teach them and the larger House community during DOK’s First Saturday Lessons on prayer, service and evangelism.
Ms. Smith’s topic, “Delighting in the Beloved” focused on the prayer life of the believer, our ways of connecting with God.
“If you are anything like me, you look at other people’s lives to see how you measure up,” said Ms. Smith. “Or, you feel guilty because the way others interact with God doesn’t seem to fit you.”
Each of us is uniquely created in the image of God and has spiritual preferences, ways of loving and worshiping God. We realize that no one else worships God just like you worship Him?  Have you considered that He wants you to know and interact with Him in those ways because He loves you and is blessed by you?
In October the community explored our Spiritual Temperaments.  Interactive, serious and fun, the focus began with an online assessment by Gary L. Thomas at
In our enjoyment and worship of God, we found that some of us are contemplative, some traditional, some hands-on.
“It is always a privilege to see how God has created and stirred another’s desires for Him,” Ms. Smith said. “He gets bigger all the time as I see the beauty and complexity of each human being.”
Books referenced during our Saturday lesson are included below:
Sacred Pathways by Gary L. Thomas

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What’s Your God Language? by Dr. Myra Perrine
Spiritual Disciplines Handbook by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun
Open to the larger community, the DOK has scheduled lessons on prayer, service and evangelism for the first Saturday of every month during the academic year. In November, the Daughters have arranged for a visit to the Holy Hill National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians Anyone is welcome to join them. For more information, please email

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