Matthew 22:33-36 Praying with Art: Let us kill him and get his inheritance

Jesus Mafa




  • 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:
  • 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.
  • Seek your inheritance.
  • What do you see?
  • What do you hear?
  • Who/what is there?
  • Who/what is missing?
  • 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, October 2, 2011,  the Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A
Exodus 20: 1-4, 7-9, 12-20
Psalm 19: 1-14
Philippians 3:4b-14
Matthew 21:33-46
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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