The Poor Invited to the Feast – Praying with Art

The Poor Invited to the Feast - Jesus Mafa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you
    • Spend 5 to 15 minutes in silent meditation paying attention to the breath
    • Engage with this piece of art.  The poor are invited to the feast.
    • 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.
    • What is the invitation for you?
    • Is there a message for you in this invitation?
    • 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 9, 2011,  the Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A
Exodus 32:1-13
Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23
Philippians 4:1-9
Matthew 22:1-14
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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