Lenten Prayer Practice – Day Thirty-One

Shema- As I’m alone in a foreign land, trying to #hear what is true. #godsspiritlivesinme

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:

Rom 8:10-11 It stands to reason, doesn’t it, that if the alive-and-present God who raised Jesus from the dead moves into your life, this God will do the same thing in you that God did in Jesus, bringing you alive to God? When God lives and breathes in you (and God does, as surely as God did in Jesus), you are delivered from that dead life. With his Spirit living in you, your body will be as alive as Christ’s!

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

 Holy God, thank you, for being alive and present to me. Holy Spirit, thank you, for living in _______intentionally. Help me to know what it means to be alive to you in a specific way today. Jesus, help________ identify with you and see your life-giving presence. Help ________ be a life-giving presence to someone today. Amen.

 How will I intentionally nurture ________ today:

REMEMBER (3Ns)

PRACTICE (Lectio Divina)

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).