Posts tagged Imaginative prayer

Called to be Holy: 15–23 May

For the nine days of the Called to be Holy Novena, the Ordinariate has made a selection from the many holy men and women who form part of the heritage of English Christianity. Some of our spiritual writers come from before the divisions of the 16th century, and some from the Church of England after […]

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 […]