Envisioning Creation

Envisioning, the ability to perceive far more than the obvious, is part of creation.

God envisioning the firmament

My prayer response:

God, help me to understand how to separate things while holding them together. Enlarge my ability to envision what is possible.

Biblical touchstones:

  • God said, “Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” So God made the dome and separated the waters that were under the dome from the waters that were above the dome. And it was so.  God called the dome Sky. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.Genesis 1:6-8
  • Then you, God, spoke in a vision… Psalm 88:19

Invitation to prayer:

Position your body, hands and head as you see God positioned here.

God envisioning the firmament
What prayers are emerging from your heart, mind, and body? Pray them now.
Let them lead you where you need to go.

Photos:  God creating the firmament as depicted by thirteenth century sculptors. The outer left voussoir of the central bay of the north porch at the Chartres Cathedral in France.

God envisioning the firmament

Related posts on the creation sculptures at the Chartres Cathedral:

Night and Day

Deep Consideration

Heaven and Earth

In the beginning, God created…



The God of Creation

Creation: Part 2

The Fall of Humanity


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