Praying with Art: Last Judgment

"Last Judgment" by James Janknegt used with permission

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit three to five minutes in silent meditation, paying attention to the breath.
  • Consider this painting of “Last Judgment”.  Spend three to five minutes opening yourself to this image.  What image captures you?
  • Describe this image?
  • Does this relate to something in your life right now?
  • Spend another three to five minutes engaged with “Last Judgment.”
  • Is there a message from God in the image that captures you?
  • Where do you notice freedom?
  • Where do you notice bondage?
  • Where do you notice God?
  • Spend three more minutes engaged with this image.
  • Do you hear a call to action?
  • Give thanks to God for this time in prayer and for any new insights you have received.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, November 13, 2011, the Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A
Judges 4:1-7
Psalm 123
I Thessalonians: 5:1-11
Matthew 25:14-30
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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