Lenten Prayer Practice – Day Twenty-Four

Grace in Ireland

How can I practice #grace today? #MakeEverythingBeautiful #U2

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:

Luke 1:35-38 The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God. What’s more, your relative Elizabeth has become pregnant in her old age! People used to say she was barren, but she has conceived a son and is now in her sixth month. For the word of God will never fail.” Mary responded, “Here am I, the Lord’s servant. Let it be with me just as you say.” And then the angel left her. [~NLT]

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

Holy God, thank you, for being God with us. Holy Spirit, thank you, for your desire to be personally involved in the life of ________. Help me to abandon myself to the work of your Spirit in me as Mary did. Help ________ to be especially unconcerned today by the labels assigned by others. Give ________ the courage to walk this day with authentic belief that nothing is impossible with you. 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).