Today’s prayer will be a bit different than we have done on other Fridays. Today we reflect on the contemplative tradition which, “Put simply, the contemplative life is the steady gaze of the soul upon the God who loves us.” Richard Foster, Streams of Living Water
So today I encourage you to find a comfortable and quiet place to sit. And close your eyes and sit in silence, focussing on the heart and attributes of God. Think about who he is, what he has done, and why he deserves your worship. While your mind may wander, challenge yourself to quietly gaze upon God for 5 minutes.
TODAY’S JOURNALING REFLECTIONS
- How did this soul-gazing prayer make you feel? Why?
- What was most challenging about sitting in silence before God?
- Reflect on anything that might have surprised you about your time with God. Did your mind wander to any unusual thoughts or did you hear God speak to you?