Posts tagged Imaginative prayer

A week of guided prayer.

This week, in Eastbourne,there is a week of guided prayer. From today, until Friday participants will pray for half an hour each day and meet a prayer guide, also for 30 minutes. Any form of prayer can be taught in such a week but we have chosen to focus on using Scripture in prayer. Three […]

Blessing of the House at Epiphany

Chalk was blessed at the Epiphany mass so that we could mark our houses with a blessing for the coming year. Suitable prayers are available from a variety of sources. These are from The Twelve Days of Christmas by Elsa Chaney. Peace be to this house, and to all who dwell herein. From the east […]

Images of the Spirit 3: Guided meditation for Children.

This image of the Holy Spirit is inspired by a reflection by Catholic Philospher, Peter Kreeft. He is also a surfer so the link between the Sea and God is a natural one for him, and maybe also for us who also live by it. Close you eyes. You are on a beach. What sort […]

Images of the Spirit 2: Guided meditation for children.

Here is the second guided mediation to use with children on the Holy Spirit, inspiration taken this time from St Basil the Great: Close your eyes. You are standing in a dark place. There is no light to see by. What does it feel like to be in the dark? As you stand there someone […]

Images of the Spirit 1: Guided meditation for Children.

Last week, in the run up to Pentecost, I was struck by some of the images used in the readings from the Saints in the Office. I have turned some of them into guided meditations to use with children. Images can be useful as they can go beyond words. Sometimes, in the Spiritual life our […]

Story Time for Pentecost.

Again, this week we had a story in which the children use their imagination to think about a Bible story. This week they were in the Upper Room with Mary and the disciples: Close your eyes. The disciples had been up studying the scriptures all night. As dawn came they began praying together. Picture the […]