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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Start your prayer with this image

by Connie Rossini

Last Supper by Valentin
Detail from The Last Supper by Valentin de Boulogne (photo in Public Domain).


Are you tired of your prayer being a shopping list read to God? Are you yearning for something more meaningful? Use this image of John the Apostle leaning on Christ’s heart to place yourself in God’s presence.

Imagine yourself in John’s place. Feel Christ’s peace surround you. Set aside your cares and concerns and immerse yourself in His love.  Offer your love in return.

For some people, this may be all you need to have a heart-to-heart half hour with God. For others, this will be an introduction to prayer, a means of calming yourself and setting aside distractions. You may then prayerfully read a passage from the Bible or other good spiritual book. Talk to Jesus about what you read. Love Him in and through it.

You are now on your way to a rewarding new prayer life.

Originally posted at Connie's blog  Contemplative Homeschool.


  1. Wow! This is wonderful Connie. I love the painting and will begin leaning on Christ's heart. So beautiful...Thank you for this gift!

  2. Thanks, Cynthia. This image helps me a lot in prayer. I'm happy to share it.

  3. That is the image that I often think of after communion, it is truly an image to contemplate frequently! Thanks Connie!


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