The Dramatic Work of Rich and Joyce Swingle

Enacted Prayer

Blog tagged as Enacted Prayer

Joyce and I were interviewed Gloria Robles for this article in Headline Prayer about our work with enacted prayer: 
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10.26.20 08:42 PM - Comment(s)
I use Psalm 105:1-3 as an order of worship. To thank the Lord our community takes part in Enacted Praise. Joyce opens and prays Psalm 126 over the community.

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11.21.18 03:05 PM - Comment(s)

This photo from a church we just visited in Helsinki is a great illustration of the fire and hammer Jeremiah is talking about, as Pastor Randy Solomon shares below.

Early in the service Joyce and I shared about our recent  trip to Europe.

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09.23.18 11:35 PM - Comment(s)

Fifteen MasterWorks Festival students now have their first Off-Broadway credit!

Performing Off-Broadway in
Theatre 315
Our play was The Jeweler’s Shop, written by a young man named Karol Wojtyla, who would eventually become Pope John Paul II. The profound insights into marriage that a celibate man...
11.30.12 07:14 PM - Comment(s)
This enacted prayer is for all that are suffering with illness right now.

The song, "The Lord that Heals", is posted with permission by the songwriter/performer and is available for download here.

This video is available for download free on iTunes, where you can also subscribe to our p...
08.15.11 01:47 AM - Comment(s)
Our first enacted prayer at last night's workshop ( was for a woman with pain in her hip. A woman played the woman with pain, and a teenager played the pain. In the enactment God removed the pain and brought the woman into a dance with the Trinity. The woman was moved ...
02.05.10 03:21 AM - Comment(s)
I'm excited about an upcoming workshop I'll be offering near Winona Lake, Indiana, home of the MasterWorks Festival, where I direct the theatre program. I'll be doing sessions on enacted prayer, The Physical Actor, and through Sociodrama we'll create a sketch which may be used at the Lausanne Cong...
01.06.10 08:32 PM - Comment(s)
Thanks so much for your prayers! Things have been going miraculously well
down here in Newcastle (2.5 hours north of Sydney).
I got a text requesting me to teach a couple of workshops in a Christian
school here. Though I only had about an hour's notice I felt the Holy
Spirit guiding, and both c...
09.01.09 08:12 PM - Comment(s)
There was a knock at my door. I was up fairly late doing final edits to the film element of my students' performance tonight, for which we'll be bused into Toronto. I was fulfilling our theme for the week by being "deeper" in sleep than I usually am at that time, and I thought, I'm missin...
09.04.05 01:01 AM - Comment(s)