Praying with Art – I must see it…

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five to fifteen minutes in silent meditation paying attention to the deep breath.
  • As you sit in silence, allow your attention to turn to this painting of Thomas touching the scars of Jesus.
  • Imagine you step into the painting at this time and place when Jesus appeared to Thomas, the one who needed to see to believe.
  • As you arrive to the place, who are you?  Thomas?  One of the other disciples?  A bystander?
  • What do you encounter?
  • What do you see?
  • What do you touch?
  • Does this encounter open new truth to you?
  • As you stand in the presence of Jesus, what to you need to see to believe today?
  • Ask Jesus to help you see.
  • Ask Jesus to help you touch.
  • Be open to seeing as you go about your day.
  • Give thanks to God for this time in prayer to see and to touch and for any new insights you have received.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.
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About Lil Smith

My simple life… is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God lead me. I have been married to Greg for 26 years and we have three wonderful children. My simple life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God take control. I followed God’s call to begin seminary at Perkins School of Theology in January 2006. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God’s call. I began the Degree in the Art of Spiritual Direction at San Francisco Theological Seminary in January 2009. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. I was ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA and spent three amazing years in Pastoral Ministry at Highland Springs Senior Living in Dallas, TX. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. My passion is the Christian Spiritual Life. As a spiritual director and retreat leader, I am so blessed to hear how God is at work in the world. How is God at work in your life?
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