(Actual size of Certificate is 8 1/2" x 11")
Certificate (suitable for framing), Registration Card (wallet-sized), and Full Lay Monk (Lay Brother or Lay Sister) Status and formal recognition are available to supporters of The Prayer Foundation ™. In historical monastic terminology this is called "Oblate" status. If you are one who is already "a monk in your heart," we merely offer formal recognition of what is already true.
(Actual size of Card is 2" x 3 1/2")
Knights of Prayer ™ Monk Certificate (Above: suitable for framing), and Knights of Prayer ™ Monk Registration Card (Above: wallet-sized); are available to those desiring them, who are supporters of this ministry. ______________________________________________________________
A Total, Bible-based, Christ-centered, Evangelical Lay Monastic Lifestyle ______________________________________________________________
Note: It takes two years to attain "Full" Lay Monk Status, but you receive "Postulant" Monk status immediately, progressing to "Novice" level status in your second year. ____________________________________________________________
Necessary Legal Information (U.S.; Other Countries):
Re: Contribution of $30.00 or more to the work of The Prayer Foundation ™. (Amount listed is in U.S. Dollars. Outside the U.S.: check with your bank on obtaining an International Money Order in U.S. Dollars). Checks or Money Orders should be made payable to: The Prayer Foundation ™. (Contributions are tax-deductible to U.S. taxpayers).
Please specify that you are requesting a Monk Certificate & Card (so that we don't send you a Prayer Certificate & Card!) when mailing your Contribution to:
The Prayer Foundation ™; P.O. Box 17482; Portland, OR 97217-0482
Allow 4-6 Weeks for Delivery ______________________________________________________________
Further Information: ______________________________________________________________
Postulant, Novice, and Full Lay Monk Status:
Note: When you first register as a Monk of the Knights of Prayer ™ Monastic Order, your status will be that of a Postulant Monk. After one year, your registration may be renewed, and you will receive Novice Monk status. At the end of another year, when registering you will receive Lay Monk status (as a Lay Brother or Lay Sister of this Order). You can become a Monk today (Postulant). It takes two years to achieve Full Lay Monk status. ______________________________________________________________
Definition of Terms:
Postulant: probationary candidate for membership in a religious house.
Novice: a new member of a religious order who is preparing to take the vows of religion.
Lay Monk (Lay Brother): in the Middle Ages few monks became priests and this referred to the farm worker helpers. In usage of more recent times it came to refer to a monk who has not been ordained as a priest.
Oblate: one who becomes affiliated with a religious order while remaining a lay person. Not moving in to live in the Community, but remaining in job, family, their own home.
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Postulant Monk: your first year as a Lay Monk of the Knights of Prayer™ Monastic Order.
Novice Monk: your second year as a Lay Monk of the Knights of Prayer™ Monastic Order.
Full Lay Monk: your status at the beginning of your third year.
Lay Monk (Lay Brother, Lay Sister): one who becomes affiliated with The Prayer Foundation™ as a supporter, while remaining a lay person. Not moving in to live in the Community, but remaining in job, family, their own home. Lay Monk is our term for our "Oblates." We give Full Lay Monk status to our Lay Monks (men, women, married persons).
Note: You are given Monk status immediately in our Order, because we are merely recognizing the fact that you already are "a monk in your heart." This is the time, if you have not already done so, to turn from sin in your life and turn to God, through Jesus. To set aside daily time for prayer; for Bible reading and study; to memorize scriptures; and tell others about Jesus (see: The Plan of Salvation; also: Statement of Faith).
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