The Firmament

The spiritual pulse of the Creator can be experienced in all creation.

My prayer response:

I praise God, Creator of All! May I know Your loving, care-full presence more fully.

The Firmament

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
  • Tobias began by saying, “Blessed are you, O God of our ancestors, and blessed is your name in all generations forever. Let the heavens and the whole creation bless you forever. Tobit 8:5
  • Please, please, God of my father, God of the heritage of Israel, Lord of heaven and earth, Creator of the waters, King of all your creation, hear my prayer! Judith 9:12

Invitation to prayer:

Position your hands and head as you see the hands and heads of one of the angels in the photos of this post.

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:
Day and the Night as depicted by thirteenth century sculptors. The outer left voussoir of the central bay of the north porch at the Chartres Cathedral in France.

Related posts on the creation sculptures at the Chartres Cathedral:

Envisioning Creation

Night and Day

Deep Consideration

Heaven and Earth

In the beginning, God created…

Loved

Inspiration

The God of Creation

Creation: Part 2

The Fall of Humanity

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