Praying with Stained Glass: The South Rose at Chartres (1)

Meeting a stained glass window is similar to encountering someone for the first time. It helps to engage without analyzing too much.

My prayer:

Here I am God, ready for whatever comes next.

The South Rose at Chartres Cathedral by Jill Geoffrion

Biblical Touchstone:

[God], You open your hand, satisfying the desire of every living thing. Psalm 145:6 (NRSV)

Invitation to Prayer:

Gaze at the stained glass window without trying to understand what is there (the longer the better–at least 10 seconds) Let the shapes and colors wash over you. What prayers are emerging in your mind, heart, body, and imagination? Pray them now.

The South Rose and Lancets at Chartres Cathedral by Jill Geoffrion

 

Photos:

The South Rose and Lancet stained glass (1221-1230) at the Chartres Cathedral in France.

 

 

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Jill K H Geoffrion

Serving Christ as a contemplative minister and artist by compassionately and creatively inspiring others to seek a deeper relationship with God and a more meaningful life of service.

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