I have been reading a book by Martin Wallace, The Celtic Resource Book, I highly recommend this book, so full of insights and ideas. I was encouraged by his suggestion to take any normal action of the day like working, reading, writing, washing dishes, or in the more agrarian time of old, milking the cow, digging peat, taking in the harvest, all as an act of worship and prayer involving and invoking the Trinity in our everyday activities of life. Not just leaving the time of pray for solely for Sunday morning church or a midweek meeting but during every moment of our ordinary everyday activities.
Follow Martin Wallace’s model or reverse it like below, it is about personalizing and invoking the activity of the Trinity, welcoming them, and inviting the blessed Three in the moment, and make the prayer your own.
In the name of the Father…
In the name of the Son…
In the name of the Holy Spirit…
I also find helpful and therapeutic the drawing of the symbol of the Trinity, seeing the symbol reminds me of how interdependent they are, and how we need to be daily incorporating the Trinity, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit into our daily lives. If you believe it of not, they are interested and are desiring us to be co-creators with them. We have been invited to be part of their community, so we are not alone. God is with us in every area of our lives and desires to be with us. If we but allow them in, by giving the invitation, and welcome them to be with us, in all aspects of our lives.
Here is a step by step guide on how to draw the trinity symbol taken from my book.
Take a moment to try drawing the Trinity symbol and before you know it, this symbol will become incorporated into the doodling habits of your life, and share with your friends. Even surprise them with your drawing skill, as it looks more complex than it really is. Be blessed, and mindful of the Trinity.
“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.” ~2 Corinthians 13:13 (NRSV)
The Celtic Cross is also named a wheel Cross and always reminds me to think who is steering my life God or Me?
WL: Join with me in this opening prayer
The great God of the wind and sea is with me. In the face of unstoppable tides and unpredictable squalls, I can open my arms and ride God’s power wherever it leads, trusting that God will provide for all my needs along the journey.
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