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.
Mim, these are wonderful. I have printed off all of them to take with us on our trip tomorrow, so in a way you will be coming with us! Thanks for these, Kirtsen
Amazing… you are a gifted artist.
Beautiful, uplifting, and inspiring! Thank you for the scriptures you share here, and the prayers which have touched my heart. -Faith
Thank you for these prayers, they are beautiful and very encouraging. The remind me how important it is to have an attitude of quiet thankfulness to God, even in the middle of the noise & business of everyday life. Danielle
Thank you for sharing, and God bless you.
Your lyrical talent in expressing Biblical truth is evident. It is what I aspire to too! Kudos!
Miriam, thank you for stopping by Practicing Families. And thank you for these images and prayers. Blessings to you. ~Joanna
I am thankful that I have discovered your blog. May God continue to bless you and your message of faith and hope.
And for your faithfulness too, God bless.
Your blog is divine and one that I will follow. Thank you!
I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Blogger Award. Check out my last post if you want to accept the nomination.
Much appreciated! Blessings to you.
Hello Miriam! I have nominated you for a Bouquet of Awards! Please follow this link: http://candlequill.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/a-bouquet-of-awards/
I hope you are able to accept it – if so, just follow the instructions on my blog.
Hi Mim. It is a small world! I’ve been ‘following’ your blog for a while and never realized that this was yours.Then the other day, I was reading one of your posting and then took a closer look at your picture and then made the connection. You have a great blog and certainly have a talent in combining visual imagery, scripture, and prayer. My blog is more of random collection of reflections, ideas, or rants of whatever is on my mind at a given time, so I’m inspired by your diligence and the organization in your daily posts, which is clearly led by the Holy Spirit. I hope your doing well. Blessings, Jaye
Too funny! Sometimes even the internet is a cozy little place! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed writing–it’s been a good practise for me. I’ll have to visit you in cyberspace too, and hopefully catch up in person soon as well. Take good care, and God bless!
Miriam, I have been reading your meditations for a long time. I’m finally getting a chance to tell you what a powerful effect they have had. I haven’t come across anything quite like them. They are beautifully written and beautifully concise, and always profoundly biblical. As a writer/editor by profession myself, I salute you — and I thank God for your strong and winsome witness via this blog.
Thank-you, Marian, I’m so appreciative of your feedback. It has been a blessing to me to immerse myself in these images of Christ, and I’m glad to have others join me in this journey. Richest blessings to you as you continue to seek the Spirit.
I absolutely love you post, “Finger Of God”! Very well spoken! My favorite part was when you said, “May the fingerprint of your Spirit mark us as living tablets testifying to your goodness.”! That truly touched my heart! Thank you for sharing! Infinite blessings to you! 🙂
Thanks Tai. I trust you are already a daily ‘living tablet’, and thus the words rang true for you. Blessings to you!
You’re very welcome! And thank you so much! 🙂
I am so happy to see this bog- so encouraging and great posts for everyone. My prayer is God reward you with his goodness and touch your heart everyday as he is doing. I am so thankful to our Lord Jesus Christ to have great men and women of Faith to bring more people to his kingdom . Rather this will be through internet- online-chatrooms-forum. I love that. God I pray your greatness be overall Miriam Wickett , thank you Jesus for her heart , Thank you for your love toward for each one of us.
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Thank you so very much for your daily devotions. They have come to mean a lot to me as a special (and oftentime intimate) blessing from our great and loving Lord. May God bless you!
Very grateful to walk with others on the journey! Blessings to you as well.
Thanks for Heart of Stone. I really needed to hear this one today; it spoke deeply to me, much appreciated.
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Nice to hear from you, Charles! Wishing you all the best in your studies!