With the lack of public Masses and public prayer during this time - what better time to create a prayer space! What I enjoy most about tasking people with this project is that everyone comes up with something different, there is no wrong way to do it, and you can adjust the space throughout the changing times in your life, and even better for the liturgical season! Prayer spaces make the instant connection between church and home.
Need some help getting started - check out the tips below:
1. Find a space! It can be anywhere you'd like. Some ideas for spaces - the center of a dining room table, a coffee table, a mantle, a side table. You can also post pictures and notes on a refrigerator, or even your bathroom mirror, endless possibilities!
2. Items for your prayer space. What speaks to you? Art is a great visual way to connect, add a picture, even a printed out one will do, or one a child or grandchild creates. Statues can be used if you have those. A cross or crucifix. A fabric or cloth to mark the area as a special place. Candles. A bible or devotional that you are using. A storybook. The options are endless - it's your space!
3. Liturgical seasons. Once you have a prayer space set adding to it for the liturgical year becomes second nature. Adding different color fabric, prayer cards, blessed salt, plants, flowers. There is much to add!
I've included some examples below - on this Create It Friday - share pics of either what you have or what you've created! They can be shared on our Facebook page or to my email Jens@stpaulchurch.org