Jesus Took Peter by the Hand…praying with the art of Robin Jensen


Robin Jensen

Jesus Took Peter by the Hand…

I sink deeper…

I flail my arms, Grasping for salvation… 
Hope… 
The taste of bitter sea water…
fish… 
A fisherman who can't swim.

Something takes hold of my hand… 
The hand of Jesus! 
He pulls me back into the bouncing boat, 
Back with the Shining Light.

The wind dies down… 
My heart calms down… 
Why did I doubt? 
Why didn't I trust the love of God?

I'm still that simple fisherman… 
A sinner. 

Matthew 14:31
  • 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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