Lenten Prayer Practice – Day Nineteen

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About what am I #joyful today? #BlessedByMyBrothers #lentenseason2017

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:

John 4:23-29 But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. God is looking for those who will worship in spirit and truth. For God is Spirit, so those who worship God must worship in spirit and in truth.” The woman said, “I know the Messiah is coming—the one who is called Christ. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” Then Jesus told her, “I am the Messiah!” Just then his disciples came back. They were shocked to find him talking to a woman, but none of them had the nerve to ask, “What do you want with her?” or “Why are you talking to her?” The woman left her water jar beside the well and ran back to the village, telling everyone, “Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could he possibly be the Messiah?” [~NLT]

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

Lord God, thank you, revealing yourself in spirit and in truth. Holy Spirit, thank you, for mindfulness of ________. You know me and love me, and love me by knowing me. Help ________ and me to know and love you more. Give ________ eyes to notice someone who needs to be truly known today and courage to share that love. Amen.

How will I intentionally nurture ________ today:

REMEMBER (3Ns)

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PRACTICE (Lectio 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).