Tag Archives: Prayer

Mid Month Meditation–bridesmaids and the groom

The Parable of the Ten Virgins Read the scripture three times, fast or slow, out loud, to yourself etc. Sit in silence for 20 minutes and imagine yourself in the “story,” asking God for insight into your life in the … Continue reading

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Deepen and Heal Your Life through Reiki Touch Healing Prayer

The following is a series of seven reflections and spiritual exercises combining Eastern Reiki healing using chakra centers with Western Lectio Divina and Scripture.    I. Introduction When I was first introduced to Reiki, it was by a friend who wanted to put … Continue reading

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Lenten Spiritual Practices: Second Monday in Lent – March 17, 2014

“I arise today through the mighty strength of the Trinity…. Christ to shield me today.” from The Breastplate of St. Patrick, attributed to St. Patrick, Apostle of Ireland (390-469 C.E.) *** Patrick is not only my patron saint; he is … Continue reading

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Spiritual Direction–interview with journalist Lee Ward

You and Cindy are spiritual directors. What exactly does that mean? What exactly is Spiritual Direction? Cindy: The best definition I have found for spiritual direction comes from George J. Schemel, S.J.  He defines spiritual direction as “an in-depth conversation, … Continue reading

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Contemplative Presence: Virtual Gathering

Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you are not lost. Wherever you are is called “here” and you must treat it as a powerful stranger, must ask permission to know it and be known, Listen. the Forest breathes, … Continue reading

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Advent Contemplations from West Virginia Institute for Spirituality–Sixteen

December 16, 2013 – Third Monday in Advent The soul cannot know peace unless one prays for one’s enemies. The soul that has learned of God’s grace to pray, feels love and compassion for every created thing, and in particular … Continue reading

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Verde, December 12, 2013–Holding the Tension

Where: St Peter Claver: 828 15th Street,  Huntington, WV When: 6: 30 -8:00 PM What: Contemplation Tonight spiritual director Cindy Neely will be teaching about contemplative prayer; she plans to open with the premise that the only way to live … Continue reading

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Be Free: Tonglen, Compassion, Enemies, and Prayer

  Jesus teaches we are to pray for our enemies: 43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you … Continue reading

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Moonwick: Chapter Twelve–Please, Please, Hear my Prayer

  12 The plastic John had wrapped around his sacrifice glowed in the moonlight. Maddie took John’s ticket stub and with a little sigh tossed it in the air. “Gratchan,” she cried, “we give you a flying demon tooth. We … Continue reading

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Miracles of Healing: Blog 5 Early Inbreakings of the Holy

Photo from www.flickr.com thank you unknown photographer…Where was the miracle of healing in my school days of endless plodding?  Perhaps it was to be found in glorious moments, moments when God in-breaks into life to reveal a taste of something more, … Continue reading

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