Showing posts with label Labyrinth. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Labyrinth. Show all posts

Monday, July 2, 2018

After-Mass on the Labyrinth









Labyrinth Eucharist from the Reserve Sacrament.
Before entering the Labyrinth

May God help us on our journey.  Let us draw near to you, O God

Jesus said, "Abide in me, as I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you; abide in my love." John 15:4-5a,8-9

Prayer:
Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he
suffered, instituted the Sacrament of his Body and blood:
Mercifully grant that we may receive it thankfully in remembrance of Jesus Christ our Lord, who in these holy mysteries gives us a pledge of eternal life; and who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

Let us confess our sins to almighty God:

Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in your will,
and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your Name. Amen.

Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen us in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in eternal life. Amen.


The Peace of the Lord be always with you.  And also with you

Let us pray in the words our Savior Christ has taught us.
The Lord's Prayer

Walk to the Center of the Labyrinth: Mantra Let the Christ Nature Rise in Me

Receive the bread and wine at the center of the Labyrinth

Exit the Center: Mantra on the path, Let the Spirit of God Guide My Ways

Closing Prayer:

Gracious Father, we give you praise and thanks for this Holy Communion of the Body and Blood of your beloved Son Jesus Christ, the pledge of our redemption; and we pray that it may bring us forgiveness of our sins, strength in our weakness, and everlasting salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Benediction: The almighty and merciful Lord, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless us and keep us. Amen.

Let us go forth in the name of Christ.
Thanks be to God.



Saturday, May 7, 2016

Friday, October 7, 2011

Labyrinth Prayer Beads

When we developed a Labyrinth at St. John the Divine, Morgan Hill, I wanted to add to meditative walking prayer beads designed to correspond with the turns in the Labyrinth.  The Labyrinth Prayer Beads and the accompanying prayers provide a way to turn pacing and fidgeting into a holy pacing and fidgeting by a fuller kinesiology.  Prayerful mind directing prayerful hands and feet.  Karen, my wife, completed the task by constructing the beads to fit our particular labyrinth.  (click on the graphics to zoom)