Push, Play & Pray #5
Playing with colour
Today’s prayers really engage our visual sense with the use of plenty of colour as we push, play and pray. It feels like we need a bit of colour and joy right now. I invite you to really enter into the play aspect of today’s prayers and immerse yourself finding some joy in simple pleasures.
We’ve tried so many different textures in our Push, Play & Pray series so far and today’s prayers will use textures both quite different to each other and to anything we’ve used so far in our series.
We each have personal sensory preferences. If a certain texture is a sensory preference, we may find ourselves engaging more meaningfully in our praying. Our sensory response may also change the length of time we pray or even the flow of our prayers. The world of experiential prayer takes us beyond our thoughts. To find that just right place where we sit and commune with God is supported by our senses. If you find that the textures of plasticine and slime aren’t right for you, please adapt and use something else to push, play and pray.
I praise you, Lord, for being my guide. Even in the darkest night, your teachings fill my mind. - Psalm 16:7 (CEV)
I don’t know about you, but around me I’m noticing so much exhaustion and fear and anger. Everyone is sick of Covid. It’s bringing out the best and worst in us. Most of our subscribers to our 5 Senses to Prayer Room are either from New Zealand or Canada. In both countries in this last week we’ve experienced the challenges of freedom protestors. Perhaps we have people in our own households, families, work or neighbourhood environments who have different opinions to us. There’s a whole lot of noise going on. To take time out and turn to God in prayer feels like a welcome relief, even when we don’t exactly know what to pray.
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May God be with you as you push, play and pray today.
On the journey