Lenten Prayer Practice – Holy Tuesday

Singapore Botanic Gardens

How might I notice God’s goodness #above, around everywhere today, this Holy Tuesday? 

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 Cor 1:25-31 Human wisdom is so tinny, so impotent, next to the seeming absurdity of God. Human strength can’t begin to compete with God’s “weakness.” Take a good look, friends, at who you were when you got called into this life. I don’t see many of “the brightest and the best” among you, not many influential, not many from high-society families. Isn’t it obvious that God deliberately chose men and women that the culture overlooks and exploits and abuses, chose these “nobodies” to expose the hollow pretensions of the “somebodies”? That makes it quite clear that none of you can get by with blowing your own horn before God. Everything that we have—right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start—comes from God by way of Jesus Christ. That’s why we have the saying, “If you’re going to blow a horn, blow a trumpet for God.” [MSG]

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

 Holy God, thank you, for choosing to stay with me in spite of myself. Thank you, for creating and knowing the true “somebody,” the true worth of _______. Jesus, help ________ to sense the true inestimable personal worth in a real way today. Holy Spirit, work through ________ to bring honor to you in someone else’s life this day. 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).