Keep awake!

Wise and Foolish Bridesmaids -Jim Janknegt used with permission from artist

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Spend three to five minutes in silent meditation, paying attention to the breath.
  • What image captures your attention?
  • What word or phrase comes to mind?
  • Spend another three to five minutes as you enter the painting.
  • Which one are you?
  • What feelings to you notice?
  • Do any memories arise in you?
  • Is there a message for you in this painting?
  • Spend another three to five minutes in the painting.
  • What movement do you notice?
  • Is there a call to action for you?
  • Give thanks for this time in prayer with art.  Give thanks for any new insights you have received.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.
Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, November 6, 2011,  the Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A
Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25
Psalm 78:1-7
I Thessalonians: 4:13-18
Matthew 25:1-13
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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