Lenten Prayer Practice – Day Twenty-Seven

with so that love is known

Journey #with each other so Love is known. Jn17:21-23 #tobeknownistobelovedandtobelovedistobeknown #makelovenotwar

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:

Eph 5:8-14 For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light! For this light within you produces only what is good and right and true. Carefully determine what pleases the Lord and then do it. Don’t waste your time on useless work, mere busywork, the barren pursuits of darkness. Expose these things for the sham they are. It’s a scandal when people waste their lives on things they must do in the darkness where no one will see. Rip the cover off those frauds and see how attractive they look in the light of Christ. This is why it is said, “Wake up from your sleep, climb out of your coffins, and Christ will give you light.” [NLT/MSG]

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

Jesus, thank you, for the energizing life of your light. Holy Spirit, thank you, for the light you shine on who_______ is most truly. Help me to pull down the façade of what I think others want me to do. Help ________have the strength to climb out of the coffin of other’s intimidations. Give ________ the courage to be exposed by your light and energized by that life. Amen.

How will I intentionally nurture ________ today:

REMEMBER (3Ns)noticenestnurture

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).