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Title: FRANCISCAN PRAYER-LIFE


1
FRANCISCAN PRAYER-LIFE
  • The soul of all we are
  • and do

2
FORMS OF PRAYER
  • Verbal
  • Meditation
  • Spiritual Reading
  • Contemplation

3
FORMS OF PRAYER
  • Find the most suitable
  • Change to suit

4
VERBAL PRAYER
  • active, vocal
  • from memory
  • read a text

5
MEDITATION
  • on Scriptures,
  • esp. Gospel
  • active in mind and spirit
  • reflective

6
SPIRITUAL READING daily spiritual food
  • Read
  • Scripture
  • life of Jesus, or saint
  • prayer
  • spiritual life

7
CONTEMPLATION Be still and know that I am God
8
SIMPLE CONTEMPLATION
  • Be quiet in Gods presence
  • silently aware of God
  • not thinking or imagining

9
BEING WITH GOD
  • Rest in Gods presence
  • clear the mind
  • Stop
  • activity
  • planning

10
BEGIN
  • Sit down, relax, let go
  • aware of God,
  • loving Father
  • accept
  • surrender

11
CONTINUE
  • praise God
  • thank God
  • ask God
  • repent

12
IN TOUCH WITH GOD
  • Holy
  • comforting
  • healing

13
CONTEMPLATION IS SUBVERSIVE!
  • source of strength
  • and energy
  • makes bold evangelizers

14
SUBVERSIVE! (Galatians 220)
  • I no longer live for myself
  • but Christ lives in me
  • Change the world
  • Bring in Kingdom of God

15
GOD IS BEFORE YOU, WITH YOU, IN YOU Stop relying
on the earth
16
GOD WATCHES OVER YOU, LOVES YOU, GIVES YOU HIMSELF
17
GOD ALONE CAN FILL YOUR HEART
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