Matthew 20:1-16 Praying with Art: The Late Comers






  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Spend five minutes in silence paying attention to the breath
  • Spend 3 to 5 minutes in meditation with this piece of art: THE LATE COMERS.
  • What draws your attention?
  • Stay with this image that draws your attention?
  • Is there a message for you in this image?
  • Allow yourself to enter the painting and walk around in the scene.
  • Who approaches you?
  • What do you hear?
  • Are words spoken?
  • Who is speaking?
  • What are the words?
  • What is your response?
  • Is there a message for you in this encounter?
  • Give thanks to God for this time in prayer with this piece of art and to recognize any new freedom you have experienced.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.
Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, September 11,  the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A
Exodus 16:2-15
Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45
Philippians 1:21-30
Matthew 20:1-16
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Permission to use in not-for-profit settings Lil Smith, M.Div., DASD

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