Lenten Wednesdays


Lenten Wednesdays

February 24, March 3, March 10, March 17, March 24
12:00 noon-Healing Service (church)
5:30 pm--Stations of the Cross (Facebook)
6:00 pm--Lenten Ignatian Prayer (Zoom)
6:45 pm--Compline (Zoom)

Wednesday Evening Offerings: Lenten Ignatian Prayer
ZOOM information: -- Wednesday Lenten Series
Meeting ID: 813 9236 4287 / Passcode: 151244


Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) encouraged Christians to develop an intimate relationship with a God who loves them and desires the best for them. Ignatius trusted human desires. He believed that our deepest desire is to return God’s love. Ignatius also trusted feelings. He believed that feelings of joy and sorrow, peace and distress, were important indicators of the path toward fruitful decisions and deeper union with God. Therefore, Ignatian prayer is imaginative, reflective, and personal. At the heart of Ignatian prayer are the Spiritual Exercises and the Daily Examen.


February 24 – Lectio Divina
· Read a brief passage of Scripture
· Reflect and meditate on the word/phrase that caught your heart
· Respond in prayer to what God called to your attention
· Rest in God, contemplating his word to you

March 3 – The Examen
· Become aware of God’s presence
· Review the day with gratitude.
· Pay attention to your emotions.
· Choose one feature of the day and pray from it
· Look toward tomorrow.

March 10 – Visio Divina
· Find an Image for Prayer
· Prepare Your Heart for Prayer
· Allow the Image to Speak to Your Heart
· Reflect on the Entire Image
· Pray Through the Image
· Rest and Reflect in God

March 17 – Centering Prayer
· Choose a sacred word
· Settle briefly and silently introduce the sacred word
· When engaged with your thoughts, return to the sacred word.
· At the end of the prayer period, remain in silence.

March 24 – Ignatian Imaginative Prayer
· Select a Scripture from one of the four Gospels
· Read the passage several times slowly to share with another person.
· Imagine the scene. Let the Holy Spirit guide this unfolding.
· Put yourself in the scene..
· Let the story unfold in your mind.
· Respond and rest and let God speak to you.
· Reflect. Reflect on what you experienced in prayer.