How to Radiate God's Glory

Being adorned with God’s Prayer Jewels

This guided imagery prayer gently guides us through the imagination to discover our inner beauty as we embrace our new life with Jesus. In the great prophetic declaration of restoration in Isaiah Chapter 61:10, God uses the analogy in scripture of a bride being adorned with Jewels.  It also speaks of God’s healing love – made present to us in creation as he is the source of all that exists.  As we “be still and know He is God “these glory jewels,  he has clothed us, will shine through.

In these simple prayer steps we discover the joy and delight of being in His presence. To sit/ wait/listen for Jesus to speak to us in a natural way through our thoughts and concepts.  

 

PRAYER EXERCISE:

Allow yourself to be present to the moment............
Be comfortable with the sounds around you……Breathe them in and breathe them out……..

Now be aware of the beating of your heart..........
Gently place your hand there and focus your attention as you continue to breathe ......slowly......deeply.........
Spend some time here quieting your inner self….

Invite Jesus to be with you – He may take the form of your favourite image…whether as a child or adult.

Visualize a music box.....

As you lift the lid a little dancer pops up….  She is set free to dance whenever the lid is opened.
As she turns the music plays.

Allow the music to bring colours to mind.   Continue to breathe in these colours for a while.
Let your heart dance to the colours streaming from the box……..

Now become aware of many sparkling prayer jewels inside the box.

If you can’t see any, continue breathing in the colours.

Delve to the bottom of the box and hold some of the prayer jewels in your hands.   Let them run through your fingers.

These are your very own special prayer jewels or gifts, contained within, but perhaps unrecognized.

The full potential of these can only be realized or set free if you lift the lid.

I choose to open my heart in order to discover the prayer jewels that are hidden within.

Is there any jewel you feel drawn to more than the others … ruby? … Sapphire? …         Diamond? … Emerald? … maybe an Amethyst? … or a Topaz? … perhaps a Crystal?

This is your own special jewel.   Hold it in your hand for a while ... and breathe in its colour ... Continue to breathe that colour into different parts of your body...


Ask Jesus what special grace or anointing this prayer jewel holds for you.
You are encouraged to spend some minutes each day just sitting in the silence ...  holding your prayer jewel ... absorbing God’s love and presence through its colour and warmth...

Remember to give thanks and praise to Jesus for God’s glory shining through you.

Sometimes you may be drawn to a different prayer jewel.  When that happens, repeat the prayer steps.

 Prayer Comment

Learning how to gaze upon the imagery of prayer jewels introduces us to the Catholic Prayer Devotions of the Church. To sit/wait/listen for the Spirit to prompt you how to pray these prayer devotions for setting people free and for healing. God freely offers to us his precious prayer jewels so we can pray for his promised blessings.  

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