Spiritual Practice for August
What went well today? What didn’t? Life is like a rose bush, full of blooms and thorns. Take sometime to lift both up to God.
What you need:
1) A container (I recommend a glass one like a Ball jar or a flower vase)
2) Paper, use fun paper if you have it, cut up into smaller pieces (recommended 2”x4”)
3) A writing tool
4) Less than 5 minutes at the end of the day
At the end of the day, reflect and find a Rose, something that was a blessing, a prayer answered, or something that was generally good and write it on one side of the paper. On the other side write down a Thorn, something that was upsetting, anxiety causing, or just needs to given over to God. Don’t strain yourself to find a new thorn everyday, feel free to repeat the same one as needed. But I do recommend that you try to find a new rose everyday.
Take a moment to pray, start by lifting up your thorn and give yourself time to listen. Then fold your paper over with the thorn on the inside and thank God for the Rose you found that day. Then put your paper into the jar and watch as your jar slowly fills up with your prayers and blessings.