Spiritual Practice

Spiritual Practices

Sabbath Spiritual Practices

A Prayer for All – (families, children, individuals ) from “Sabbath Sense”
by Donna Schaper
1.
God, be above us,
( we pray as the hands go up all around),

God, be below us,
(our hands go down)

God, be around us,
(we use both hands to make concentric circles in the air in a lively way),

and God be with our friends and family and all those who suffer.

2.
Words of Inspiration by William Butler Yeats ( Irish poet and writer)

“We can make our minds so like still waters that beings gather about us – that they may see it may be, their own images, and so live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps, even with a fiercer life because of our quiet”.

3. Candle Ritual – from “Sabbath ” by Wayne Muller
Find a candle that holds some beauty or meaning for you. When you have set aside some time – before a meal, meditation or simply reading – set the candle before you, and say a simple prayer or blessing for yourself or someone you love, and light the candle. For just this moment, let the hurry of the world fall away.