In the spirit of knowing that everything can be a prayer or spiritual practice when we bring that intention to it, I will occasionally be posting some short, simple practices you can try anytime in your day to ground you and connect you with the Earth and with God’s sacred presence.
Go outside and find a rock to carry with you in your pocket. When you experience yourself feeling stressed, worried, or overwhelmed, hold the rock and rub your fingers across its smooth surface. Feel its weight, timelessness, stillness, and steadiness, and let it calm you. If if feels appropriate, offer a prayer asking God to help carry your burdens.
Reflections, poetry, prayers, photos, and resources written by Wendy Janzen unless otherwise noted.