Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday Prompt: Give Us Shelter

Our Faith Writing group at church is sending out Bible readings and prompts--one for each week of Lent. You can use these prompts to inspire your writing, your creation of visual imagery, your photography, your songs, your dance.

For more thoughts on infusing your Lenten season with creativity, see this post.

Psalm 32: 6-7

Therefore let all who are faithful
offer prayer to you;
at a time of distress,
the rush of mighty waters
shall not reach them.
7 You are a hiding-place for me;
you preserve me from trouble;
you surround me with glad cries of deliverance.

Things to Ponder:

--We see themes of natural destruction running throughout the Bible. Create a modern response to natural disaster--what haunts our collective consciousness? How do we see God interacting with the natural world? How do we see God protecting us? What does it mean if God doesn't protect us or if our loved ones are swept away "in the rush of mighty waters"?

--God as hiding place: write, draw, collage that image--what are we hiding from? How does God shelter us?

--In this time of melting reactors, how would you incorporate those images, if you were writing a modern Psalm?

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