- Personalizing Jeremiah 18:1-6
- Personalizing Isaiah 55:1-3
- Giving as Prayer
- Intercessory Prayer
- Praying for the World
- Soaking Prayer
- Walking Prayer
- A Blessing Exercise
- On Prayer
- Powerful and Effective Prayers
- The Examen
- Personalizing Scripture
- Seven Suggestions for Healing
- Making Decisions
- Praying the Psalms
- Lectio Divina
- Ignatian Method
- Praying As We Are
- Why pray?
- Praying in Ordinary Times
THE IGNATIAN METHOD OF PRAYER
Think of the Ignatian Method of prayer -- named after Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) -- as a sort of virtual experience of the scripture where you read the scripture and then create in your mind a short film about what you read. In the Ignatian Method, you enter into the story so that you can learn more about and participate more fully in the mind, the heart, and the work of Christ. As you read the scripture, reflect on questions such as:
• What do I see and hear? What do I smell, taste, or touch?
• Who are the characters and what's going on with them?
• If I were in this movie, what role would I play?
• If I were Jesus in this story, what would I be thinking, feeling, saying?
Try it out.
Pick one of the following scriptures and see where your imagination takes you.
• Martha and Mary (Luke 10:38-42)
• On the Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-20, 28-32)
• Storm at Sea (Mark 4:35-41)
• Woman with Hemorrhage (Mark 5:24-34)
• The Tax Collector and the Pharisee (Luke 18:9-14)
• Jesus and the Awesome Catch of Fish (Luke 5:1-11)