That Sinking Feeling…praying with the art of Robin Jensen


Robin Jensen

That Sinking Feeling…

What the…?

Waves suddenly splash over my feet… 
Where did that wind come from? 
I'm terrified… 
The waves are splashing higher and higher!

My feet sink into the sea, 
Has He deserted me? 
Save me! 
I sink like a rock…

Where is the Shining Light? 
The waves dash over my head. 
Surprised fish swim around me. 
Deeper…Deeper…

And that rooster is still with me! 

Matthew 14:30
  • Light a candle to recognize Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit in a comfortable place where you can see the art.  Place your hands palms up in front of you in a position to receive.
  • Spend five minutes in prayer engaging with the art.
  • What word, phrase, or feeling captures your attention?  
  • Spend another five minutes in prayer engaging with the art.
  • What message does God have for you?
  • Spend another five minutes in prayer engaging with the art.
  • What call to action do you hear?
  • Give thanks to God for this time in prayer through imagination and for any new messages you receive.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, August 7 2011,  the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b
Romans 10:5-15
Matthew 14:22-33
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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