Lenten Prayer Practice – Day Eleven

Kindred Spirits Ireland
University College Cork

Today’s reading and that it is my father’s birthday calls to mind heritage, legacy, and adoption. In the Iroquois tradition a peace feather represents the family who, in turn, adopts another as family. These beautiful women pictured here have come from different places and live together in a foreign land – and they have adopted one another as sisters of and in peace. My daughter faithfully lives out her heritage and would make her grandfather proud!

Holy Trinity, center me now that I may notice Your creative intention, nest in the broad, safe space of Your presence, and intentionally nurture another with the same.

What word or phrase do I notice on which I may center:

Gen 12:1-4a God told Abram: “Leave your country, your family, and your father’s home for a land that I will show you. I’ll make you a great nation and bless you. I’ll make you famous; you’ll be a blessing. I’ll bless those who bless you; those who curse you I’ll curse. All the families of the Earth will be blessed through you.” So Abram left just as God said, and Lot left with him. [MSG]

Line the nest of God’s presence with this prayer for _______ and myself:

Holy God, thank you, for always choosing us. Thank you, for making ________ a unique image of You. Open my eyes to see where You are directing me. Give ________ and me the courage to go where You lead and are already. Help ________ notice Your blessing and to bless others today. Amen.

How will I intentionally nurture ________ today:

REMEMBER (3Ns)

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PRACTICE (Lection Divina)

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By Nicole

Nicole Oliver Snyder’s expertise lies in the areas of leadership, gender issues, and mindfulness practice as it affects both. Leadership, particularly in an urban setting, requires community-relations skills, and an ability to clearly convey justice issues as they relate to felt, spiritual ones. Dr. Snyder is author of Leading Together: Mindfulness and the Gender Neutral Zone, and specializes in teaching mindfulness leadership development, formative spirituality, counseling, and Old Testament theology (emphasis on justice issues). She has a diverse background in international community-relations work combined with volunteer work in multi-ethnic communities, and with local institutions. She is an ordained Clergy; holds a BS in Human Development and Family Studies, w/Education Certificate, an MA-Counseling, MDiv Equiv., holds a Doctor of Ministry and Advanced Certification in Formative Spiritual Direction, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (MI).