Tips for Sacred Seeing Prayer


Icons often called 'Windows into Heaven'

Sister Bridget has some suggestions for "visio divina," or sacred seeing prayer.

  1. Choose an icon and set aside quiet time.
  2. Begin with prayer of intent to be open to God.
  3. Look at the image, taking in every details.
  4. Observe the colors, shapes, shadows, lines, empty spaces.
  5. What feelings, memories, thoughts arise?
  6. How do these feelings connect with my life?
  7. What is my response?
  8. Rest in God's presence.