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Monday, August 10, 2015

Using a picture for prayer

Another picture that may lead to reflection. For some reason, I immediately wanted to be under the bridge. It looks cool and shady down under and I just find myself drawn there.

In the Hearts on Fire II retreat last month we were asked to do a visual reading of  a picture or symbol. I have been doing some "lectio divina" with pictures ever since. You look at the picture until something strikes you, takes your attention, or draws you to stop over it. It may be just a detail in the picture, but it is trying to get your attention and certainly will have a message for you, if you stay with it and pray over it. Ask yourself what message this has for you? There must be a reason why you are drawn back to this part of the picture. What is it calling you to? What is God saying to you now through your attentive gaze? What is He calling you to do?

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