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Toolbox for Prayer

Traditional, formal prayers are certainly a wonderful way to pray and deepen our relationship with God, but they are only one of many ways to encounter God. There are many forms of prayer that you may not recognize as prayer.

Creating a Toolbox for Prayer

Vipassana means “to see things as they really are.” It is one of India’s most ancient meditation techniques rediscovered 2500 years ago by Gotama the Buddha, and is the essence of what he practiced and taught.

Creating a Toolbox for Prayer

Window Gazing on Travel’ emerged as a free form of prayer for me ever since I was introduced to contemplative Spirituality within the SCN Congregation.

Two Wings of My Prayer Life

As an Indian Christian Religious, the two wings of my prayer life are Biblical and Indian Spirituality. At home, we had everyday family prayer which included Rosary and reading from the Bible. I was responsible to conduct it. It was a vocal prayer that did not touch my heart though there was devotion to do it. After coming to the Congregation too, prayer was mostly a recitation of psalms and singing of songs. Though I was faithful to it there was not much impact on my life. Prayer was like an activity I had to do but I did not enjoy it or experience anything in my heart.

Creating a Toolbox for Prayer
Creating a Toolbox for Prayer

Vipassana means “to see things as they really are.” It is one of India’s most ancient meditation techniques rediscovered 2500 years ago by Gotama the Buddha, and is the essence of what he practiced and taught.

Creating a Toolbox for Prayer
Creating a Toolbox for Prayer

Window Gazing on Travel’ emerged as a free form of prayer for me ever since I was introduced to contemplative Spirituality within the SCN Congregation.

Creating a Toolbox for Prayer
Two Wings of My Prayer Life

As an Indian Christian Religious, the two wings of my prayer life are Biblical and Indian Spirituality. At home, we had everyday family prayer which included Rosary and reading from the Bible. I was responsible to conduct it. It was a vocal prayer that did not touch my heart though there was devotion to do it. After coming to the Congregation too, prayer was mostly a recitation of psalms and singing of songs. Though I was faithful to it there was not much impact on my life. Prayer was like an activity I had to do but I did not enjoy it or experience anything in my heart.

Letting Scripture Speak

Letting Scripture Speak

Letting Scripture SpeakBy Maggie Cooper, SCNPart of the Toolbox for Prayer series Download in PDF formatLectio Divina...

Heart Meditation

Heart Meditation

Heart MeditationBy Chris Kunze, SCNPart of the Toolbox for Prayer series https://vimeo.com/599707059/5896a90628This...

Dance as Prayer

Dance as Prayer

Dance as PrayerBy Susan Gatz, SCNPart of the Toolbox for Prayer series Download in PDF formatDance was always a part...

What Leads me to God?

What Leads me to God?

What Leads me to God?By Maria Vincent Brocato, SCNPart of the Toolbox for Prayer series Download in PDF formatA quick...

See No Stranger

See No Stranger

See No Stranger By Chris Kunze, SCNPart of the Toolbox for Prayer series This Toolbox for Prayer post is a video from...

Praying with Vincent de Paul

Praying with Vincent de Paul

Praying with Vincent de PaulBy Kay Glunk, SCN Part of the Toolbox for Prayer series Download in PDF formatVincent de...

The Rhythm of Contemplation

The Rhythm of Contemplation

The Rhythm of ContemplationBy Carlette Gentle, SCNPart of the Toolbox for Prayer seriesDownload in PDF formatRhythm is...

Creating a Toolbox for Prayer

Creating a Toolbox for Prayer

Creating a Toolbox for PrayerBy Michelle Grgurich, SCNPart of the Toolbox for Prayer seriesDownload in PDF...