Praying with art: The Good Shepherd

  • 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.
  • Begin to open yourself to the painting of the Good Shepherd.
  • What captures your attention?
  • Focus on that which captures your attention.
  • Imagine now you are entering the painting.
  • Look around.  Notice the details.
  • Who are you as you become part of the painting?  A sheep?  A passerby?  A villager?
  • As you come closer to that which captures your attention, what do you notice?
  • What else to you see?
  • What do you hear?
  • Who else is with you?
  • How does Jesus call his sheep?
  • What do you recognize in Jesus’ voice?
  • What feelings arise?
  • Are there any surprises?
  • Hear Jesus call you.
  • What do you hear?
  • What do you feel?
  • How do you respond?
  • What is God’s message for you today?
  • Give thanks to God for the Good Shepherd, this time in prayer and for any new insights you have received.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.

What is God's invitation for you today?

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