Guarding

I guard what I don’t trust others to care for as I would.

My prayer

Guardian of my soul, Thank you for Your fierce protection of all that needs safety.

Biblical touchstone

…at the east of the garden of Eden God placed the cherubim, and a sword flaming and turning to guard the way to the tree of life. Genesis 3:24

Invitation to prayer

Position your body, hands, and head as this angel of God. Imagine what it would be like to hold a flaming sword above you.

Angel Guarding the Garden of Eden

What prayers are emerging from your heart, mind, and body? Pray them now.

Photos
An angel holding a flaming sword while guarding the entrance to the garden of Eden as depicted by thirteenth century sculptors. The second innermost archivolt on the right side of the central bay of the North Porch at the Chartres Cathedral in France.

Related posts on the creation sculptures at the Chartres Cathedral

God, the Creator: God Holding the Book of KnowledgeGod Creating the Garden of EdenGod Creating the Animals (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)God Imagining Humanity (Day 5 of Creation at Chartres)Envisioning CreationDeep ConsiderationIn the beginning, God created…The God of CreationInspiration

The Creation of Humanity: The Creation of EveGod Creates Humanity (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)Adam, Safe and Securely Created (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)God Loving Adam into Being (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)Loved

Adam and Eve, Drama in the Garden of Eden: Being Sent ForthConsequences: The Blame GameNowhere to Hide From God’s Searching LoveAlienation Hurts; Adam Chokes: The Feel of AlienationEve and the SerpentThe Heart of Naming: Adam in the Garden of Eden;  Adam at Home  in the Garden of EdenAnimal Connections (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)The Fall of Humanity

The Creation of the Natural World:  Imagining Humanity and Creating the Bird and Fish (Day 5 of Creation at Chartres)The Sun and the Moon (Day 4 of Creation at Chartres)Vegetation (Day 3 of Creation at Chartres); Creation Plants and TreesThe FirmamentNight and DayHeaven and EarthCreation: Part 2

The Garden of Eden: Trouble in the GardenThe Rivers of EdenThe Animals, Fish, and Birds of the Garden of EdenThe Animals, Fish, and Birds of the Garden

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