Because the woman sensed that the students were wondering about her own faith commitment, she said, \"Well, you have been here 30 minutes and I have prayed 15 times.\" Sh… This is the fourth video in a five-part series in which OCP composer Tom Booth explores prayer and contemplation, and how we encounter God in our everyday lives. 'Orange Galaxy' posted to accompany 'Bounded and Boundless'. How to Say the Jesus Prayer. Celtic Cross and candle' linked to the poem 'Awesome, Wonderful Creator'. ALL HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE PHOTOS WHICH FEATURED HERE ARE NOW INTEGRATED INTO THE DAILY JOURNAL ENTRIES WHICH CAN BE ACCESSED BY CLICKING ON THE PICTURE, Nativity Star - Cosmic Ikon 4: The Gold of the sky represents God's Lordship over time and space and the cross at the centre foretells the future of the Christ child, Cosmic Ikon 3: Nativity Star. Collection of Lent, Holy Week and Easter poems/ hymns, A Blogger's Prayer: Proclaiming The Good News, An Angel Told Shepherds with Great, Great Joy, A Special Performance (International Space Station ), Baptism Song (Father & Creator, You Made Water, Before The Creation, The Word Was With God, Beyond the Farthest Mortal Eye Can Scan (Brown Dwarf), Beyond The Farthest Mortal Eye Can Scan (DNA), Beyond The Farthest Mortal Eye Can Scan (Ocean at the centre of the earth), Beyond The Farthest Mortal Eye Can Scan (Pristine Exoplanet), Beyond The Farthest Mortal Eye Can Scan (Pulsar), Be Still Small Earth (Carol of the cosmos), Canticle of Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour, Come Among Us Risen Jesus (Communion Song), Come Praise the Lord, The Potentate of Time, (A) Cosmic Haiku (Night Skies Pour Glory), Creation and Science Celebration: Ely Cathedral, Creation Sunday: A Celebration of Universe, Solar System & Genesis 1, CURIOSITY: A Christian reflection as the Mars Rover lands, Draw Pow’r From The Seas (Haiku for policymakers), Embracing Silence: prayer for planning or starting a retreat, Father and Creator, You Made Water (Baptism Song), Father of the Entire Cosmos (Adoration/ Thanksgiving), First Day of The Week- a Story of Palm Sunday, Galaxies Tell of Your Might (Little Canticle 127), Good Stewardship: A Challenge to Churches, Glory in The Night Sky (Meditation for Stargazers), Have mercy God, on me, in your great goodness. You can listen to the prayer here and read/ copy the score at the end of the post. The image will take you to the poem 'Nothing but Himself'. The Jesus Prayer is the gateway to silence, and silence is the language of Heaven. Cinquefoil behind stars. Fighting strong forces. Go to the poem with the same title by clicking on the image. Coiled Spring Spiral posted alongside poem 'Barriers' which can be found by clicking on the image. The practice of the Jesus Prayer is different than Far-Eastern Buddhist, Hindu or Sufi practice. He not only demands unceasing prayer of the Christians in his care, but practices it himself. ONA): Reilig Odhrain (St Oran's Graveyard), Re-imagining Job 38 v4 ff for 21st Century, Sing of The East (Please help me keep on singing), St Francis Invites - All age/ All congregation game, Star of High Heaven (Epiphany Carol) by John B Hobbs, Starryverse 1 (The Super Starry Saucepan), The Length and Depth and Breadth (Little Canticle 124), The Sun Comes Up to Run Its Daily Circuit, The Super Starry Saucepan (Starryverse 1), Twelfth August - Perseids (Meteor Shower), Via-gy-or, Vin-gy-or (Light: a Song of God and Science), When I Consider The Heavens (Little Canticle 123), (IONA: A )Window of Light (Across the Sound of Mull), You Allow My Prayer To Span The Vastness of Creation (Little Canticle 128). Prayer of Self-Dedication to Jesus Christ. The Eternal Flame of the Holy Spirit (Celtic style) now leading to an A to Z reflection to remind us both of the Lordship of Christ and the ongoing work of The Holy Spirit. The Jesus Prayer accustoms us to reach inwardly, to find the source and guide of .our life inside, in our spirits where the Spirit of God has taken up His dwelling. Note the cross at the centre of the star. 'Light of the world' posted to accompany 'To Light'. Go straight to a private place, close the door Give your life to God through prayer, then chant. The Jesus Prayer, also known as The Prayer, is a short formulaic prayer esteemed and advocated especially within the Eastern churches: "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner." Magnificat 7. Cross and Particle Accelerator. Remember the tortoise and the hare. CELEBRATING THE RICHNESS OF BEAUTY, SCIENCE and FAITH The image will link you to the reflection titled 'Curiosity' which is actually a celebration of the achievement of landing the Mars Rover of that name. It is a surprise because it is growing high on a bush of otherwise pure yellow roses: amazing! Answer: The Jesus Prayer is a short mental prayer or chant used repetitively to help one “ pray without ceasing ” ( 1 Thessalonians 5:17 ), to focus one’s thoughts on Jesus, to tap into divine power, or (in Hesychasm) to attain union with God. The prayer has been widely taught and discussed throughout the history of the Orthodox Church. Find the poem by clicking on the iImagined mage, Cross and simple prayer rope: make one like this to use as an aid to using ‘The Jesus Prayer', Click on the image to find simple songs about God and Science for primaries, Click on the image to take you to the index for the Spirituality and Science Gallery. Give me these, Lord Jesus, and I ask for nothing more. Click on the image to take you to a sample of the songs that will be incorporated into the full collection later this year. Please acknowledge if you use any of this work. 'Ex Nihilo': an acrylic representing the presence of Christ in the early stages of the creation of the universe: the swirl of hot gases has tiny specks of matter forming within it (Col 1.16). σόν με τὸν ἁμαρτωλόν (τὴν ἁμαρτωλόν if prayed by a female) Simple theme. 'Starburst apocalypse' - to accompany 'The Waiting'. A CD of a lecture by Dr. Albert … Stellar Flares posted alongside the poem 'Into The Deep' which can be found by clicking on the image. Joy of all who sorrow Icon (Sedalen #2) 5. CANCER 3: Last Radiotherapy session – and now another wait! Delighted to be able to display the certificate awarded for the ‘Sing of God and Science’ project designed for use in church primary schools. This meditation is a variation of the Hong-Sau technique. Spiral galaxy posted together with poem 'Evening Song which can be found by clicking on the image. If you enjoy the images shown above and in THE GALLERY below, you can view them and several similar as a fullscreen slideshow at, Other Blogs that reflect similar themes and ideas, If you want to contact me (Trevor Thorn) about the content of this site, or more generally about Christianity, then please eMail me at, All material © Trevor Thorn unless otherwise stated. Cosmic Ikon 8: Moth Nebula(imagined-acrylic) The Gold field of deep space is intended to convey the Lordship of Christ over the whole of the Cosmos. Let this image take you to 'On Drawing Apart'. The three languages are a reminder of the universality of Christ and the two directions of the spirals remind us of Christ at the Beginning and End as does the text from Revelation. Let the picture take you there. It is currently thought that the Universe has at least 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars! All that I have and cherish you have given me. THE CORRECT PRACTICE of the Jesus Prayer proceeds naturally from correct notions about God, about the most holy name of the Lord Jesus, and about man's relationship to God. *A broad-based collection of poems, meditations and reflections on living out faith (See A-Z index below) with button images here and links to various specific collections. This simple Cross motif has been fashioned for this blogsite to symbolise 'Christ, the Lord of Infinity' comprising a straight upright intersected by the mathematical sign for infinity. Click on the image to read about the treatment - and waiting. Seek God’s help and have patience. This prayer is recited in Roman Catholicism and Anglicanism as well. 2:13) he writes in his letter to the Thessalonian community; and he comfort… This beautiful head of roses in our garden, which are giving off a delightful perfume in the morning sun, seems a fitting picture to link to the sonnet 'Evolution and Beauty'. See more ideas about bible verses, verses, christian quotes. The story is told in our Christmas collection in the Carol, Go to Nazareth My Great Messenger. The Jesus Prayer is particularly popular in Eastern Orthodoxy, although Roman Catholics use it, too. The chant of the Orthodox Church is crafted from silence: it articulates the eloquent silence of Heaven. Click on image to take you to the poem A Window of Light, This 'New Life' Cross featuring the sunflower motif superimposed on the cross was made by Lilo Bauer-Frietag of Washington DC whom I 'met' in a spirituality group discussion on the web, Cascade of Stars and Gases. May the Holy Spirit fall upon you if you seek to find your way into the depths of the prayer. Jul 16, 2018 - Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Click on the image to take you via introductory notes to a meditative visual sequence on the prayer. Click on the image to go to the poem. Click on the image to take you to a poem celebrating an amazing sub-microscopic achievement. Scripture Readings Genesis 2 Exodus 14: 21 Ezekiel 37: 9-10 John 14: 16-17 1 Corinthians 6: 19 2 Corinthians 5: 5 How to Pray in Unprecedented Times? It is called the "Jesus Prayer", and it consists simply in uttering the single word "Jesus" (or "Lord Jesus", or "Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me, a sinner") in any situation, at any time and place, either aloud or silently. A lovely evocation of the first moments of the universe (Thank you Joanna for letting me use this image) Click on the image to go to Joanna’s poem ‘Sunlight on Stone’, also on this blog, Let this image take you to a Remembrance and Hope poem, COSMIC IKON 1 - Galaxy. By clicking on the picture you will be taken to the latest version of the poem of the same name. CANCER 2: Shock, Puzzlement and Prayer 2/ Gossamer Spectrum. Begin with idea that this is a difficult task. 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