Quiet Lent Prayer Resource #4: Meditation Stones/Quiet Time Fuzzies

Lent, Prayer

In our parish, we are practicing a Quiet Lent.  For us, this means that we will take some time of quiet just before the service begins to center ourselves, talk to God, and prepare our hearts and minds for worship.  It does not mean silence; after all, we have kids in our churches, thank the Lord!  This post introduces the last of four resources that will be available for adults, youth, and children to make use of during this quiet time.  The explanation and downloadable resources are below.  God bless your Lenten journey!

Focus Word for the Week:  Grace

Focus Verse for the Week: We had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and has come to life; he was lost and has been found. (Luke 15:32 NRSV)

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Meditation Stone (for youth and adults)

Meditation stones are helpful if you would like to practice remaining still, quiet, and focused, but you need just a little bit of help.  Cup your hands with palms up and the stone resting in them.  Rest the backs of your hands on your legs.  Close your eyes and focus on breathing and on the weight and feel of the stone in your hands.  If you find your mind wandering, turn your attention back to the stone until your mind clears again.

There is no wrong way to use this stone; use it in any way that helps you to focus on God and prepare your heart and mind for worship.  God bless your time with God!

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Quiet Time Fuzzy (for children (…and youth…and adults!))

Quiet Time Fuzzies are helpful if you would like to practice remaining still, quiet, and focused, but you need just a little bit of help.  Cup your hands with palms up and the fuzzy resting in them.  Rest the backs of your hands on your legs.  Close your eyes and focus on breathing and on the feel of the fuzzy in your hands.  If you find your mind wandering, turn your attention back to the fuzzy until your mind clears again.

There is no wrong way to use this fuzzy; use it in any way that helps you to focus on God and prepare your heart and mind for worship.  God bless your time with God!

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