Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Getting your Lent On!

Get your #Lent on! Get your #devotions on! During weeks three or four of Christ Walk, I usually coordinate to have a labyrinth set up at the church With which I am working.

A labyrinth is an ancient Christian tool used for meditation and prayer. Using a labyrinth can be as complex or simple as you want to make it. When I give instructions on praying the labyrinth, I follow a very simple pattern:

As you #walk the labyrinth pattern into the center, focus on all the prayers YOU want to share with God. When you reach the center of the labyrinth, pause, quiet yourself and give ALL your prayers, worries, and supplications to God. When you are ready to leave, retrace your steps out. The path out of the labyrinth is for you to be quiet and let God speak to you. As you exit the labyrinth, you take the gifts God has given you on your walk, and use them in your daily life.

A similar pattern can be used with your daily exercise: walking, running, biking, swimming or whatever. Praying on the way out with your exercise; pause, or slow down enough to let your prayers and concerns go; and then on the way home, clear your mind and heart for the word of God to work within you.

There is a link in the comments from huffing ton post Religion on Labyrinths for further reading.

Happy walking!