Lenten Prayer Practice – Day Thirty


If you God would count all our wrongs, who could #stand? #grace

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:

Psalm 130 From the depths of despair, O Lord, I call for your help.

Hear my cry, O Lord. Pay attention to my prayer.

Lord, if you kept a record of our sins, who, O Lord, could ever survive?

But you offer forgiveness that we might learn to fear you.

I am counting on the Lord; yes, I am counting on him. I have put my hope in his word.

I long for the Lord more than sentries long for the dawn, yes, more than sentries long for the dawn.

O Israel, hope in the Lord; or with the Lord there is unfailing love. His redemption overflows.

He himself will redeem Israel from every kind of sin. [NLT]

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

 Holy God, thank you, hearing my cries to you. Holy Spirit, thank you, for paying attention to the prayers of _______. Help me to trust your mindful attention of me more fully. Jesus, give ________ a real sense of hope today. Help ________ give your hope to someone who really needs it 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).

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