Mandala translated means “circle.” It represents wholeness and can be seen as a model for the organizational structure of life itself — a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our relation to the infinite, the world that extends both beyond and within our bodies and minds. The mandala is primarily used as a form of meditation and prayer to gain knowledge from within.
Personalizing a Psalm can feel strange at first. I felt a bit inadequate when thinking of placing my own words into scripture. Wasn’t the Psalm fine as it was? But as I started personalizing the Psalm, the benefit became apparent. Reflected in the words was my immediate yearning, hurt, or joy. The prayer changed as my days changed! I also became aware of how the word I used to describe God reflected my relationship with God, my need of God, on that day, at that time.
Each week during the season of Lent, Reah Ministry will post a video inviting you to experience a different way of prayer. The recordings were made in conjunction with Spring Creek United Methodist Church. Each Sunday we will post a new video. Enjoy this introduction by Rev. Becky Hamann.