Jacob and the Angel – Praying with Art

Shraga Weil     “Jacob and the Angel”      1965

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 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  in silence engaging with the piece of art.  Allow yourself to be embraced by the angel.  Remember your deep breathing.
  • How do you connect with the painting?  What brush strokes do you notice on your body?  What feeling is provoked with the brush?
  • Spend another 5 minutes in silence engaging with the piece of art.  Allow yourself to see more deeply.
  • What message do you receive from the painting?
  • Spend another 5 minutes in silence engaging with the piece of art.
  • What action is calling to you?
  • Give thanks to God for each new thing you have noticed today.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.
Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, July 24 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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