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Reflection for the Month

 

THE BODY AND PRAYER

 
'Know that your body is a temple
of the Holy Spirit within you.'
 
1 Corinthians 6:19


I become aware of each part of my body in turn,
relaxing the muscles slowly
from the top of my head
down
to my feet and toes.


Aware of my whole body,
I offer my entire self to God.


With the gentle rhythm of my breathing, I pray:
Spirit of Jesus, dwell in me.


I breathe Jesus' loving presence into every part of my life.
Spirit of Jesus, dwell in me.
 

I must decrease.
He must increase.
Spirit of Jesus, dwell in me.
 
 
Based on the meditation entitled The Body and Prayer, in 'Wait and See' by Angela Ashwin, Published by Eagle, 
1997, Meditation 4, page 22.  This book and its companion volume
'Wait and Trust' are out of print, but illustrated copies are available second hand.
The CD Rom 'Wait and See' can be obtained from McCrimmons Publishers.