This Is the Day

Psalm 118:24

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Spend 3 to 5 minutes in silent meditation, paying attention to the breath as you pray with this photograph.
  • What word, phrase or image captures your attention in this photograph?
  • Focus on this word, phrase or image.
  • What rejoice arises in you?
  • Spend another 3 to 5 minutes in silent meditation, as you carry this word, phrase or image with you.  Is there a message in this word, phrase or image?
  • What do you hear? What do you see? What do you feel?
  • Where is God at work?
  • What rejoice arises in you?
  • Spend a final 3 to 5 minutes in silent meditation as you continue to look more deeply into this image.
  • Listen for a call to action.
  • What rejoice arises in you
  • Give thanks to  God for this time in rejoicing and for any new insights you have received.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.
Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, October 16, 2011,  the Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A
Exodus 33:12-23
Psalm 99:1-9
I Thessalonians: 1:1-10
Matthew 22:15-22
If you use these prayers in other groups, please give credit to author.
Permission to use in not-for-profit settings The Rev. Lil Smith, M.Div., DASD

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