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I love this imagery!  I pinched it from an entry that's going in to the Prayer Focus for the Methodist Church in Ireland!

Christians in the early Celtic church had a special way of understanding God’s love and eternal provision. The Celtic word was caim, which was a protective circle. People imagined a circle drawn around themselves and the people they loved. Sometimes they would actually draw a circle around themselves by making a mark on the ground with a stick. Sometimes they would draw an imaginary circle around themselves with their pointed finger. Their prayer was ‘Circle me, O God.’ They believed that God was close to them and not far away.

 

Try drawing an imaginary circle around yourself…..

 

You might like to think about the following words as you imagine yourself in the circle of God’s love.

 

You, Lord, never fail to have pity on me; your love and faithfulness always keep me secure.

PSALM 40:11

 

The Lord loves justice, and he won’t ever desert his faithful people. He always protects them.

PSALM 37:28

 

The Lord is your protector, there at your right side to shade you from the sun…The Lord will protect you now and always wherever you go.

PSALM 121:5,8

 

(Creative Ideas for Quiet Corners, p94-95.)   

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