|[25 SAFE EXPERIENTIAL PRAYER EXERCISES]|
twelve: darkness and light
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|As a simple,
elemental act of worship, or as a way of praying during a time of darkness,
this exercise is powerful and thought-provoking. It also demands patience
and attention, because you will need to memorise a few verses from the Bible.
These are the words you will need to commit to memory (they are from the
beginning of John's Gospel):
In the beginning was the Word
and the Word was with God
and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
Through him all things were made
and without him nothing was made
that has been made.
In him was life
and the life was light for everyone.
The light shines in the darkness
and the darkness has not overcome it.
1. Take a candle or
nightlight and go to the darkest room of your house. With the light on,
set up the candle in a safe place and work out where you are going to
sit, kneel or stand to pray near it.
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