Prayer Bracelet: The Life of Christ


With prayer band in hand

Use the beads 

To review

To refocus

To reawaken

To remind

To reorient

To recollect

To rediscover

The Life of Christ

Hold the God Bead

Remember Christ

One of Trinity

Word With God at Creation

He came to Earth

At the Father’s bidding

Returning to Him

To reign

He sends the Holy Spirit

As Comforter

Each of the Trinity are God

The One who loves us so much

He would sacrifice part of Himself

To reach us…

1st pause in Silent Awe

[Do not skip the pauses

Most important

Focus on resting in God

Listen for the Voice of the Shepherd

Make it an Attitude of Gratitude]

“Step out of the traffic and take a long loving look at me…” Ps 46v10 Msg

Hold the ‘me’ Bead

In Christ

God became man

Human and Divine

Leaving Glory throne

Born as a baby

Small

Vulnerable

Surrendering all

To show

How deep His love

Almighty God

Suddenly subjected

To human frailty

With

Limitations

With

Corruption

As a boy

He grew

Part of a family

Part of community

Taking up the family trade

As a carpenter

He knew

Failure

Frustration

Satisfaction

He experienced

Cuts

Splinters

Grazes

Aches and pain

Hunger and thirst

Tears and laughter

Loves and scorn

Like you

Like me

All the time Knowing

Heaven with all the angels

At His command

All the time Knowing

Oneness with God

He chose to

Put it all aside

For Human life

For Human experience

No shortcuts

For you

For me

Pause in Silent Wonder

Hold the Bead of the Baptised

Jesus

Obedient to the Father

Setting the example

By dying to Self

In the waters of Baptism

Humbling Himself

Before the crowds

Before The Baptistiser

Jesus

Sets the example

Always

From the beginning

To the culmination

Of His ministry

He humbled Himself

To keep us close

            Pause in Silent Amazement

Hold One Wilderness Bead

From waters of Baptism

To dusty dryness

Christ enters

Wilderness

40 days

40 nights

He fasts

Spending time with Father

Battling Satan

We read

How He

Desperately Hungry

Was Enticed

To abuse

Power

To change

Elements

To food

For His own sake

We read

How He

Weakened before God

He was inveigled

To abuse Power

Casting Himself down

To be rescued by Angels

Cheating Death

With no price paid

We read

How He

Humble before God

He was seduced

To abuse power

Taking charge

To control

Earth kingdoms

Imposing His will

Removing ours

All designed

To tear apart

Divine

Human

Jesus

With

Determination

Wisdom

Authority

By Christ

Wields

The Word of God

Overcoming

Satan’s

Temptations

Pause in Silent Gratitude

Hold the Bead Serenity 

Blue like water and sky

Think of

His work

His Word

Among us

This bead reminds me

Wandering by Galilee Sea

Gathering disciples

Uneducated men

Turning water

To wine

For feast and celebration

His face turned skywards

Finding Zacheaus in the tree

Understanding

As only the Son of God could do

Bringing forgiveness

Peace

To some

Stirring the establishment

Polarising

Challenging

Shaking them to the core

He brought regional change

With

Equity

Love

Hope

Light

Exposing falsehood

Climbing a mountain

Against a blue sky

He gave the Sermon that remains

A deep

Eternal example

How to Live

Kingdom of God

In Him

We can know

Serenity

Doing God’s work

Fulfilling His Will

Pause in Silent Expectation

Hold the Beads of the Heart

Consider

God’s Love

Expanding

To embrace us

In His Love

Through the Son

Putting aside

Heaven’s Crown

For earthly Humility

Out of Love

To bring us Home

To show us

How

To Live

To Love

To Believe

Beyond evidence

To search

The Heart

For Whispers of Love

To look beyond

The everyday

To see the Eternal

Jesus came

Showing us how

To Love

To Love all

To Love us back

To the Father

The other side of the heart

Gives back

Gives out

Gives All

Gives Life

In love

Freely given

Freely received * Matt 10 v 8

Pause in Silent Adoration

Hold the Bead of Mysteries

Our Age

Of Information

Of Communication

Of Scientific rhetoric

Declares

We know all

We are in control

But…

Oh What Mysteries

Concerning Christ

Such Mysteries

Brought Christ to His knees

In Dark Garden

Weeping

Pleading with God

Enough to sweat blood

Do I really want

To see beyond the veil?

In that garden

At such a time

He prayed

He pleaded

For you

He prayed

He pleaded

For me

And still He intercedes

Such Love is indeed a mystery

Pause in Silent Exultation

Hold the Bead Distorted Dark

The deepest mystery of all

Rejecting

Man of Love

Accusing

Man of Truth

Execution

Guiltless man

Death

By Crucifixion

Nailing Down God

Suffocating

Cruel

Prolonged

Agony

Of Love

Finally

God turns

His face away

Christ takes

All

Upon Himself

World Sin

Distorted

Deformed

Desire

He Hangs Alone

Upon the Cross

With final

Breath breaks free

Yields His Spirit

Finishes it

Once and For All

Darkness gathers

Earth Quakes

Dead walk

Haunting the living

The Veil of Separation

Torn Asunder

Separates no more

Pause in Silent Sorrow

Hold now the Resurrection Bead

Lifeless body

Taken down

Lain with haste

In a borrowed tomb

Sealed away

In Death

In Darkness

He joins me

In Forgiveness

He meets me

In Newness of Life

Life eternal

In what for me

May have been an end

He writes

New Beginnings

Life Renewed

Forgiveness

Understanding

Healing

Delights

Not just on a human physical plane

I am transported

To a realm of dimensions

Beyond my knowledge

This is Resurrection Life

Christ risen from the grave

He overturns

Death

Separation through Sin

He overwhelms

The Evil one

Confounds him with Love

Christ my Saviour

Brings this Life Gift

To me

I am His

Powerless

To gain more

Powerless

To lose it

I surrender

I surrender all

Pause In Silent Surrender

Hold again the God Bead

Jesus Christ

Rose Again

Son of God

Opened the Tomb

Opened eyes

Opened Scriptures

Opened the Way

To Kingdom Life

Commission us

To Raise Others

Jesus Christ

Son of Man

Returned to God

He sends

Comforter

Paraclete Spirit

To teach

To guide

To breathe

His New Life

Into my everyday

Trinity

I am

Grateful beyond measure

I return to God

It was determined from the Beginning

I return to God

Father

Creator

Lover of my soul

And I am Home

In Him

Words and Pictures © Denise Stanford 2012

 

 

Passion of Christ

 

 

The Anointing

~ by Denise Within the Vine on 05/04/2012.

2 Responses to “Prayer Bracelet: The Life of Christ”

  1. As the song says

    “Amazing love, how could it be. That you my King should die for me”

    That kind of love. I just can’t get my head around that.

    I want to love like that.

    Blessings Gail

  2. Oh Gail I agree… but in truth I have trouble enough allowing God to love me like this…
    Easter Joy be yours

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