Lenten Prayer Practice – Day Twenty-Five

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Do I have courage to be #open to Love’s perspective? #BeMyVision #UCC

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:

1 Samuel 16:7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Don’t be impressed with his looks or stature, for I have rejected him. The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” [MSG/NLT]

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

Jesus, thank you, for knowing me as I am most truly. Holy Spirit, thank you, for loving_______ by knowing________. Help me to pull down the façade of who I think others want me to be. Help greater insight of ________’s true self—the unique image of you—take place. Give ________ the courage to live fully into this awareness in a specific way this day. 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).