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  • Friday , 22 September 2017

Mandala

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The word mandala is from the Indian language, Sanskrit.  Loosely translated to mean “circle,” mandalas offer us a reminder that although the spiritual journey has twist and turns, it still leads to God, our spiritual core.  Many different religions have used mandalas as a way of creating a sacred space.

 

Materials needed: Color marker or crayons in a basket

Print out copies of mandalas.

You can find a few sample patterns at these links: http://www.printmandala.com/api/design/view/t/pdf/c/printmandala/d/85e3d489b5b1ceb4ff2a6883934832df

http://www.printmandala.com/api/design/view/t/pdf/c/printmandala/d/338f3e3fe6e8db028fba62815c547ad0

http://www.printmandala.com/api/design/view/t/pdf/c/printmandala/d/672eab3a612bdde6a2d3dbaf39c7eb51

 

Instructions: Choose a mandala pattern, take a deep breath, and tap into your creative self.  Enjoy the colors and shapes as you fill your mandala.  While you are coloring, pray for whatever is on your mind.   Also give thanks to God by saying, “Thank you for being my daily companion in this life.  You are always present.  Help me to see you around every corner, twist and turn.  Your presence comforts me, and gives me peace. Guide me as I walk in the way that leads to life.

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

 

 

More Prayer Space Ideas:

All of Life                    

Life’s Knots and Tangles                    

The Blessing Bowl                   

 Art from the Soul                    

“I Am Who I Am”                    

Text Message Prayers                      

Living the Questions                    

Audio Lectio                    

Mandala – God at the Center                    

Nature’s Gift                    

Drumbeat of Mercy                    

Prayer Wall