Mar 30, 2020Creating space for prayer at home

Creating space for prayer at home

Kim Snodgrass One-minute read.   Resources

Creating a special place in the home for conversation with God is a visual reminder to everyone that prayer is an important part of everyday life.

Author and Christian Formation Specialist Sharon Ely Pearson reminds us that, “Simply by placing a candle, cross, Bible or other object on a piece of cloth can designate a special place.” Within her post on the Building Faith website, Sharon gives suggestions on how we can sanctify space along with ideas for recognizing special days and seasons.

Also, consider including small items that might help you respond to God through art, poetry or writing (such as paper, pencils, and paints); something that encourages you to stop, rest, be still and BE with God (such as a blanket, flowers, or quieting music); a trigger to remind that confession is good for the soul, moving us to actually consider all that we need to say we are sorry for and ask forgiveness (perhaps a small cross or image); and finally, something to spark a prayer not only for our corner of the world but for others and the larger, global issues that affect us all; such as a small map or candle.

Kim Snodgrass is Assistant to the Bishop for Christian Formation.

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