Praying with Art: Fishing for people…

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five to fifteen minutes in silence paying attention to the deep breath.
  • As you begin to pay attention to your breath, allow you eyes to become one with the painting.
  • What image captures your attention?  What word or words come to mind?
  • Focus on the image or the words.
  • Do you feel freedom or unfreedom?
  • When you are ready, step into the painting.
  • Where are you?  In the boat? In the water?  In another boat?  On the shore?
  • Notice your surroundings.
  • Where is the light shining?
  • Who is with you?
  • Where is God?
  • Is there a call to action?
  • Give thanks to God for this time in prayer, the breath, the boat, the water, the people, 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 22, 2012, the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B 
Jonah 3:1-5, 10
Psalm 62:5-12
1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Mark 1:14-20

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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