Spiritual Practices from FGC participants

At the beginning of our interest group, Friends were asked to state their name, their monthly and yearly meeting, and "to name a spiritual practice or discipline that brings you strength and/or joy." These are my notes on the responses.

Maybe you will recognize some of your own spiritual practice. Maybe something will call to you to try it. Maybe some will sound foreign to you. Remember this is not a to-do list. If something specifically irritates you, try to think of some way that it could be a spiritual practice for someone else.

reading the bible out loud
reading Quaker journals
daily journaling
listen to religious music
centering prayer
centering prayer
qi gong movement
contemplative prayer
singing scripture set to music
listening in tongues
sing shape note music
meeting for worship
hike in mountains
reading Quaker writings
hosting worship group in home
preparing to teach
holding people in the Light for healing
participating in the life of the meeting
praying at least once every day
thanking God on the way to work
painting outside
devotional magazine
studying scripture
consciously open self to God
holding people in the Light
corporate discernment
enumerate things I'm thankful for
tree hugging
meeting for worship
shape note music
time for centering
Thank you God for a portion of this day
morning prayer, before anything else
acknowledging grace before meals
facilitating groups and witnessing transformation

You are welcome to add to the list in the comments, even anonymously.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, yes. This reminds me that hearing so many people speak of singing or listening to music as a spiritual practice, was part of what helped me trust the ministry I was given to sing there.

Thanks, Lisa

7/13/2006 12:40 AM  
Blogger Robin M. said...

I'm so glad for you and all of us, Lisa.

One of the things that has already been helpful to me is to remember that having grace before meals is a spiritual practice. When so often it seems like one more thing I inflict on my children.

7/13/2006 12:53 AM  

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