Category Archives: Art

Psalm 139 – You knit me together

PSALM 139: 1-6, 13-18 1   O LORD, you have searched me and known me. 2   You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away. 3   You search out my path and my lying down, … Continue reading

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Psalm 139 – Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

PSALM 139:1-6,13-18 1   O LORD, you have searched me and known me. 2   You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away. 3   You search out my path and my lying down, and are … Continue reading

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Journaling with the Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd The Good Shepherd always walks in front Gently leading the way, Never behind driving or pushing, But lovingly guiding each day; And when a sheep wanders away From the security of this place, The Shepherd corrects the … Continue reading

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Praying with art: The Good Shepherd

Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you. Sit five to fifteen minutes in silent meditation paying close attention to the deep breath. Begin to open yourself to the painting of the Good Shepherd. What captures your attention? Focus … Continue reading

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Praying with Art: “Roses, Last Summer” by Mary Oliver

If I had another life I would want to spend it all on some unstinting happiness. I would be a fox, or a tree full of waving branches. I wouldn’t mind being a rose in a field full of roses. … Continue reading

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Praying with Art: Back on the Emmaus Road

Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you. Sit five to fifteen minutes in silent meditation paying close attention to the deep breath. As you pay attention to your breath, pay attention to any doubt arising in you that … Continue reading

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Praying with Art: He was transfigured before them…

MARK 9:2-9 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, begin to pray with this painting of the Transfiguration. Enter the path. … Continue reading

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Praying with Art: Hearing, Hearing, …Listening

Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you. Sit five to fifteen minutes in silent meditation paying close attention to the deep breath. Imagine that you hear the Lord as Samuel did. What captures your attention in the painting? … Continue reading

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Psalm 139 – You knit me together

PSALM 139: 1-6, 13-18 1   O LORD, you have searched me and known me. 2   You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away. 3   You search out my path and my lying down, … Continue reading

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A season of New Birth – Praying with Art

The holy day of lights, to which we have come and which we are celebrating today, has for its origin the baptism of my Christ, the true Light that lightens everyone coming into the world, and effects my purification…. It … Continue reading

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