Icons often called 'Windows into Heaven'
Sister Bridget has some suggestions for "visio divina," or sacred seeing prayer.
- Choose an icon and set aside quiet time.
- Begin with prayer of intent to be open to God.
- Look at the image, taking in every details.
- Observe the colors, shapes, shadows, lines, empty spaces.
- What feelings, memories, thoughts arise?
- How do these feelings connect with my life?
- What is my response?
- Rest in God's presence.