Matthew 28:16-17 When doubt is part of the picture

Matthew 28:16-17

16Now the eleven disciples

went to Galilee,

to the mountain to which

Jesus had directed them. 

17When they saw him,

they worshiped him;

but some doubted.

  • What doubt(s) about Jesus do you feel today?
  • Name these on a piece of paper.
  • Offer these doubts to Jesus as honest feelings.
  • Allow the love of Christ to enfold you.
  • Revisit the doubts you have listed on the paper.
  • Do you see any change?
  • Give thanks for the opportunity to embrace doubt and share this doubt with God.
  • Give thanks for any change that you see.
  • Share as you feel led below in the box to reply.
Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday June 19, 2011, Trinity Sunday, Year A
Genesis 1:1-2, 4a
Psalm 8: 1-9
2 Corinthians 13:11-13  
Matthew 28: 16-20  
If you use these prayers in other groups, please give credit to author.
Permission to use in not-for-profit settings Lil Smith, M.Div., DASD.


Genesis 1: 27 Created in the image of God

Rublev icon of the Holy Trinity

27So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

Genesis 1:27

Use this passage from Genesis 1:27 in your prayer and meditation today.  Tap into your imaginative space, drawing pictures or creating a visual image.*

Consider the following:

  1. How did God create you?
  2. Who did God create you to be?
  3. How are you the image of God?
  4. How is God growing you into God’s image?
  5. Share as you feel led by posting a comment below.
*If you feel forced into the imaginative space, stop pushing and allow yourself room to breathe.   Settle into a place that feels open, free, and comfortable for you.   
Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday June 19, 2011, Trinity Sunday, Year A
Genesis 1:1-2, 4a
Psalm 8: 1-9
2 Corinthians 13:11-13  
Matthew 28: 16-20  
If you use these prayers in other groups, please give credit to author.
Permission to use in not-for-profit settings Lil Smith, M.Div., DASD.