Reaching–out, down, up, in–all asks me to bend.

My prayer

God who lives and moves, may I be flexible enough to reach out beyond myself, to reach deep within, and to reach towards others and You.

Biblical touchstones

A woman of noble character opens her hand to the poor, and reaches out her hands to the needy. Proverbs 31:20

Paul went down, and bending over Eutychus took him in his arms, and said, “Do not be alarmed, for his life is in him.” Acts 20:10

Jesus said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” John 20:27

Invitation to prayer

With your body or in your mind position yourself to reach out, in and around. What does that look like? What does it feel like? What prayers are emerging in  your heart, mind, body and imagination? Pray them now.


Beckoning, a sculpture in the Mary Garden at the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA)


One comment

  • Dear Jill,
    Thank you for sharing your prayer, selected scriptures and beauty thru your photography. These are also my favorite things. Your sharing touches my heart.


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