Scripture is so rich in imagery, resonating from beginning to end with vivid, visual portrayals of the gospel. These prayers (and I’ll attempt to post them daily from Monday to Friday, as a word of promise or warning!) are intended to be used as ‘scaffolding for meditation’ in your personal time with God.
To let your imagination lead to implications, linger long over the images and continue to bring them to mind throughout the day.
The verses are arranged in trios, all in harmony with an image of Christ, followed by a prayer consisting of five elements found in church liturgy known as “collects”: the address, the doctrine, the petition, the aspiration and the pleading.
At the end I’ve provided a link to a song to continue reflection and worship, mainly by artists who have drawn from the heritage found in hymns. If you appreciate their work as I do, purchase the track for your music library.
My reasons for writing are mainly as an effort to tithe my time and be resourceful with any bit of loaned talent. The consistent structure I hope you’ll find helpful as a guideline for your own rich and rewarding prayers.
May you be surrounded by the beautiful voice of the Spirit.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Most days you’ll find me working as an occupational therapist at a major Vancouver hospital, but I also write for Scripture Union Canada, including their most recent online publication, theStory. I am grateful to be a member of Tenth Church, Vancouver.
All scripture quotes are taken from the New International Version (1984) or Today’s New International Version unless otherwise noted. Copyright for written work held by Scripture Union Canada.