The thick darkness where God was…Exodus 20

Read Exodus 20:1-21 if you wish (scroll down to Monday, September 26th)
  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Spend 5 to 15 minutes in silent meditation, paying attention to the breath.
  • Sit in prayer with this image for 3 to 5 minutes. 
  • What do you notice?  What draws you?  What repels you?
  • Using your imagination, allow yourself to enter the image.
  • Where are you?
  • Who do you encounter?
  • Where is God?
  • What does the thick darkness represent for you?
  • Sit in prayer with the thick darkness for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Where are you drawn?
  • Is there a message for you from God  in this image?
  • Do you hear a call to action?
  • Give thanks for God’s presence, the thick darkness where God is, and any new light you have received.
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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