Praying with Art: Jesus Calls


  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five to fifteen minutes in silent meditation paying close attention to the deep breath.
  • Allow yourself to become part of the story in this icon.
  • Where are you in this image?
  • What captures your attention as you enter the story?
  • You hear Jesus calling Philip and Nathaniel to follow.
  • What do you fell within you?  Tension? Freedom?
  • Spend another few minutes engaged with the painting.
  • Hear Jesus call you to follow.
  • What do you feel within you?
  • Who is with you?
  • Do you notice something new?
  • What is the 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, January 15, 2012, the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B 
1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20)
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18
1 Corinthians 6:12-20
John 1:43-51

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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