Spiritual Tools

Lent Photo-a-Day Practice

by Beth Richardson on January 22, 2016 · 34 comments

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Are you a visual psalmist? Do you pray with your camera in your hand? If so, please join us this Lenten season for Alive Now’s Lent Photo-a-Day spiritual practice. Come to this page each day to find the word for the day. Then stop, watch, wait, see … for God’s presence in the word for the day. Tag your photo on social media (Facebook or Twitter) with #(today’s word), #AliveNowMag, #LentPhoto.

We’re looking forward to joining in this spiritual practice with you beginning February 10 on Ash Wednesday.

Blessings!
The Alive Now Staff

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Prayers for Lent and Easter 2016

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Lent is a season of the Christian Year where we focus on simple living, prayer, and fasting in order to grow closer to God. (Learn more about Lent in the article, Lent 101.) Join us on this prayerful forty-day journey toward the empty tomb with these prayers by Carol Cook Moore: Prayer for Ash Wednesday […]

December 30, 2015 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE →

Walking Toward God

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By Daniel Wolpert The labyrinth is a wonderful walking prayer practice that encourages awareness of journey with God. As it gained popularity in the Middle Ages, the labyrinth became one way to practice pilgrimage rather than make the journey to Jerusalem. It consists of three phases of movement: (1) going into the labyrinth and letting […]

December 30, 2015 4 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE →

Advent Practice – Pray with Your Camera

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Are you a visual psalmist? Do you pray with your camera in your hand? If so, please join us this Advent season for Alive Now’s Advent Photo a Day spiritual practice. Come to this page each day to find the word for the day. Then stop, watch, wait, see … for God’s presence in the […]

November 4, 2015 86 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE →

Spiritual Practice: Embracing Mystery

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By Christine Valters Paintner New Year’s resolutions often come from a place of lack, or of thinking we know how to “fix” ourselves. Unfortunately, they are often fueled by a consumer culture that is eager for us to buy things to improve ourselves. Embracing mystery, on the other hand, honors our profound giftedness and depth […]

October 30, 2015 11 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE →