Preparing our soil…

 

Preparing Our Soil 

by Raymond A. Foss


Sowing, planting
praying, waiting
for a time of God’s choosing
our faith in the persistence
our prayers unceasing
in the patience in our waiting
trusting in the Lord

The growth to come
answers to our seeking
calling out to God
in the way of his grace
in his mercy revealed
his love unending
raining down on us

  • Light a candle remembering Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit in a comfortable place with your palms up ready in a posture to receive.
  • Spend 5 to 15 minutes in silent meditation using your deep breathing to guide you.  Imagining you are the soil.  Notice what kind of soil you are today.
  • Give thanks to God for the soil.
  • Go outside and find some soil to plunge your hands into.  Allow yourself to connect with the soil.  If it is dry, water it.  Notice the smell.  Are there any dormant roots?  Notice how the soil is a reflection of your relationship with God.
  • Give thanks to God for this time to connect with the earth and for any new messages you have received.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.
Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, July 10 2011,  Year A
Genesis 25:19-34
Psalm 119:105-112
Romans 8:1-11
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
If you use these prayers in other groups, please give credit to author.
Permission to use in not-for-profit settings Lil Smith, M.Div., DASD.

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