Imaginative Prayer Example – Jesus and the Samaritan Woman

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Instructions for how to read imaginative prayers to a group are found here.

Today we are going to put ourselves into the shoes of the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well – you don’t have to imagine that you’re a woman, if you’re a male you may feel more comfortable imagining it’s a man meeting Jesus at the well. I’ve chosen this story as it is one we are already familiar with from this week, but this time though, try to put aside your analysis, and instead try to feel what it’s like to actually be inside that story.  Listen, taste, smell, feel, and watch what happens. What can you see around you? What are Jesus’ facial expressions? What are you feeling?

I’ll read the story through once from the gospel account first, and as I do images of various paintings of Jesus and the woman at the well will…

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About ellasurreau

I am a first grade religious education catechist I have been teaching for 20 years I have a BA in Religious Studies I have continued taking classes in religious studies since graduating. I grew up Methodist, and became catholic after marrying.
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