I Am Stable. I Am Grounded.

A Body Prayer

I am stable. I am grounded. I feel the earth beneath me. I feel balanced. I can’t be pushed from this place of physical and spiritual grounding easily.

I reach up in gratitude for all that is above me — the sky, the firmament, the stars and planets of the night sky, the clouds and sunshine of the day. It is part of me and I am part of it.

I gather the world of animals and sea creatures to my heart. I celebrate the world of plants. 

I am grateful for all of them. I am part of all of life and all of life is part of me.

I reach out to my whole human family in love and service, witness and welcome. They are part of me and I am part of them.

I reach inward to listen for the still, small voice. God (the Spirit) is part of me and I am part of God (the Spirit). (Stay in the prayer position, quiet and still, for a few seconds.)

— Beth Collea, 2021
A Body Prayer to Try at Home

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Pray the above body prayer out loud, following along with the body positions for each line as you are able.

How do you hear the still, small voice?

How do you create the conditions that help you hear that voice? What does “expectant waiting” mean to you?