Unfolding movement [2] Welcome

In this series of prayer exercises we engage in an unfolding set of movements or stances that can be linked together to enable a way of prayer that engages us in the body as well as the intellect and the spirit. Text and images by Ian Adams, mission spirituality adviser for Church Mission Society.

This is the second in a series of unfolding movements or stances that can be linked together to enable prayer that engages us in body, soul and spirit.

[Stance 2] Welcome

Every new day is somehow a gift from God. But we can easily find ourselves worrying about what it might bring. Much better to welcome the new day, trusting that in God’s care we may find all that we need to negotiate its tough challenges and celebrate its joyful moments.

As you go into prayer begin in the stance of HUMILITY from the first exercise, hands together, head bowed. When you are ready open out your arms wide into a full stretch. Look up, and hold the position as long as is comfortable.

You may like to use this prayer of blessing:

In God’s care I welcome the gift of this day
May I welcome the people I will meet
May they be a gift to me, and me a gift to them
Amen

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