Advent – Prepare the way of the Lord – Praying with Art


  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five minutes engaged with this image.
  • What captures your attention?
  • Stay with this image, allowing it to deepen in you.
  • Sit another five minutes as you step into the image.
  • What deepens in the image?
  • Is there a message for you from God?
  • How is this preparing the way of the Lord?
  • Sit a final five minutes as you allow this image to permeate you.
  • Is there a call to action from God?
  • How is this preparing the way of the Lord?
  • Give thanks to God for the time to contemplate preparing the way and for any new insights you have received.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, December 4, 2011, the Second Sunday of Advent Year B 
Isaiah 40:1-11
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
2 Peter 3:8-15a
Mark 1:1-8

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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