Sometimes our Journey of faith is an actual journey. God calls us and we go someplace new to be a faithful disciple there. But journeys don’t always have us moving. Navigating a difficult time in a relationship. Caring for an ailing family member. Making a tough decision. Standing up for what is right. All journeys of faith.
Our Object Labyrinth prayer practice is a metaphoric journey. There are twists and turns. we get go close to the center and we go far from it. The best part is that there are no wrong turns and you can’t get lost because God is always with you on your journey.
An Object Labyrinth is about the same journey on a smaller scale. You can do it at home with family and friends.
- All you need is a flat surface like a table and some objects.
- Laying down a big piece of paper or some canvas makes clean up way easier.
- You can use any object as long as you have a bunch of them: crayons, paper clips, toothpicks, the contents of your junk drawer, a jar of nuts and bolts.
- Dump them in a pile in the center of your work area.
- Begin placing the objects slowly and prayerfully in whatever shape or pattern comes to you. Let the shape of the thing give you hints about where it should go.
- All the while, let your hands do the work and keep your mind prayerfully focused on the journey of faith that God calls you to.
- An empty space while open up where your pile was as you place the object. What came up for you during this time of prayer? Write it in a word in the center and contemplate it for a moment.
- The Journey of faith always leads us back out into the world. So the last step of the object labyrinth is to put it all away and begin another leg in your journey deeper into faith.
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