Praying with Pictures
Each day during this retreat we provide a picture, often based on the Scripture reading of the day, sometimes more abstract.
If you would like to use pictures to stimulate your prayer, then we suggest you:
Settle down quietly into a comfortable yet attentive position. Wherever you are, you are in the presence of God, acknowledge this. Offer yourself, your time and your imagination to God.
Ask God for what you need today, what you desire. This could be for a greater love of Jesus, in words such as: Jesus, may I know you clearly, love you more dearly and follow you more nearly. Ask God to be your inspiration and let the picture reveal what God wants you to see.
What do you feel overall about the picture.
You may want to talk to God about the picture, or about something in your life that the picture has evoked. You may want an imaginary conversation with one or more of the characters in the picture.
Finish with a formal prayer such as the Lord’s Prayer/Our Father.