Lenten Prayer Practice – Holy Wednesday 

Singapore Botanic Gardens

What of me – God’s image bearer – do I #deny? or perhaps, deny another? #singaporebotanicgardens

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:

Heb 12:1-3 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. Think of how people hurt themselves by opposing him; then you won’t become weary and give up. [NLT]

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

 Holy God, thank you, for making the first move by giving me faith. Thank you, for surrounding _______ with angels constantly testifying to your glory. Jesus, help ________ not dwell on mistakes but be encouraged by your love today. Holy Spirit, work through ________ to encourage another with that same love 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).