Lenten Prayer Practice – Day Twenty-Eight

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Where is #darkness in my life in which I need faith to see light? #helpmyunbelief With God even #darknessislight

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 9:7, 30-33, 37-39 Jesus said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). Then he went and washed and came back able to see . . . . The man answered, “Here is an astonishing thing! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes. We know that God does not listen to sinners, but he does listen to one who worships him and obeys his will. Never since the world began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a person born blind. If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.”  . . . Jesus said to him, “You have seen [the Son of Man], and the one speaking with you is he.” He said, “Lord, I believe.” And he worshiped him. Jesus said, “I came into this world for judgment so that those who do not see may see, and those who do see may become blind.” [NRSV]

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

Jesus, thank you, for giving me faith by opening my eyes to see you as you are. Holy Spirit, thank you, for making yourself known to _______. Help my unbelief. Jesus, give ________the faith to recognize you as you are. Help ________ share your healing love with someone who especially needs it today. 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).