• Friday , 22 September 2017

Life’s Knots and Tangles

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Sometimes life brings one disappointment or struggle after another.  Mostly likely each one of us have just come out of a crisis, is getting ready to go into a crisis, or is in the middle of a crisis.  While this may be an exaggeration, certainly all of us have experienced something beyond our control. Going through a crisis can make us stronger, but there are also times when we seem to crumble under the weight. What first appears as a small problem can become overwhelming when we attempt to fix it on our own.  Such a circumstance is like tangles or knots that become tighter and more complicated as we struggle to sort them out.

This quiet space offers time to consider these knots and tangles in our own lives, and a time for prayer as we sort out the situation.


Materials needed:  small table, chair, a basket filled with purposely-tangled knotted yarn or rope.  Post sign with instruction.


Credit: From Contemplative by Design by Gerrie L. Grimsley and Jane J. Young. Used by permission. All rights reserved. ©2015 The Upper Room


Click here for a printable sign and instruction sheet for this Prayer Space.



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Life’s Knots and Tangles                    

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“I Am Who I Am”                    

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Living the Questions                    

Audio Lectio                    

Mandala – God at the Center                    

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Drumbeat of Mercy                    

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