Tag: Prayerful Tuesday

God of Many Pronouns

God of Many Pronouns

prayer, Prayers of Petition
I am noticing that I still am not quite settled with what to call this Tuesday (weekly) blog post on prayer. Tuesday Prayer? Prayer on Tuesday? I WANT ALLITERATION so both of these chap my hide, so to speak. And so, why don't you make a suggestion! Come up with a better name for this prayer posting thingy that happens on Tuesdays. If not, you're stuck with my feeble brain's shenanigans. To skip past my commentary and to go straight to the prayer, click this link. Anyhoo... There is something to be said for breath prayer. I have probably talked about it before. But breath prayer is the inhale and exhale coupled with prayer or the cry of our heart. Inhale - simultaneously address whom you are speaking the prayer to Exhale - simultaneously address the cry of your heart ::Repeat:: Th...
Prayerful Tuesday: A Blogger’s Prayer and Random Thoughts

Prayerful Tuesday: A Blogger’s Prayer and Random Thoughts

prayer, Prayer Practice, spiritual practice, Spirituality
I had promised I'd offer different versions of "The Lord's Prayer." This prayer really comes about because the followers of Jesus ask, "How should we pray?" This is a frequent question in detention. The youth do not feel confident that their own prayers are good enough. Really, it is because they are not confident that they, themselves, are good enough. That's sad. In the Lord's Prayer, it basically covers: addressing the divine with honor and respect request for compassion request for sustenance request for forgiveness request for saving or safety A long time ago, I learned this trick in prayer: ACTS A - Adoration C - Confession T - Thanksgiving S - Supplication That is, if we rearranged and stretched the meaning a little big, basically what the Lord'...
Imagination and Visio Divina – Prayerful Tuesday

Imagination and Visio Divina – Prayerful Tuesday

anger, awareness, Broken Heart, conflict, doubt, faith, Fear, forgiveness, Gratitude, Grief, Gun violence, Guns, Holy Mystery, homeless, Hope, hunger, Imagination, mercy, Outside your comfort zone, prayer, spiritual practice, Visio Divina
Many of us live in nice safe neighborhoods with few opportunities to interact with those who are disadvantaged except maybe on the street when we are approached by a homeless person.  And while disasters are all too common today I would guess that most of us are relatively unaffected by such actions as shooting incidents or natural disasters.  So today I would like you to put yourself, through your imagination and pictures, in places you might be uncomfortable with.  I have chosen three pictures only two are images that may disturb you or make you uncomfortable.  The third is a quiet scene and I would like you to ask compare your feelings of that scene with the others. This is not my usual spiritual practice but using our imagination to be in a place of comfort or discomfort is