Scripture for Prayer
Day 20 - Monday 5th of March
Take a few minutes to become still.
God is Present:
God is with you. Ask God to inspire your imagination.
Ask for what you desire.
What gift, what grace do you want right now?
the passage through.
Identify with a character:
Choose one of the people in the story and imagine the scene from their point of view.
Set the Scene:
Fill in the details which the scripture leaves out to make the story real for you. Imagine the scenery, the weather, the people.
Be aware of how you feel; your emotional state.
Mark 10:13-16 (NRSVA)
People were bringing little children to Jesus in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.
Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.’
And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.
Conversation: When you come towards the end of your time of prayer, talk to
Jesus about what has come up for you.
Imagine how he might reply.
A Prayer: End with a formal prayer, such as the Lord's Prayer/Our Father
The Joys and Consolations of Life
Begin by stilling and asking God to come with you and look back over your life.
: Ask God to show you your your times of deepest joy.
Become aware of the times you were happiest - deep-down contented and feeling you were doing something worthwhile. (Consoled)
Honesty is important - not just the times that you see as edifying and you would want share with others, but all the joyful times.
Enjoy these times again; spend a little time reliving them.
Finish your prayer with a suitable thanksgiving.
- Who did you share them with? What were you doing?
- What brought you joy at these times?
- What pattern do you see in these times?
- What lessons can they teach you?.
- What could you share with others about them?