Are you thinking of a way to strengthen your prayer and devotion to Christ during Lent? Consider praying with icons. Here are some suggestions and examples to give you an idea of how to use icons for Christian prayer during Lent.
Lent is almost here. I have set up my “beautiful corner” for the prayers and images for the season. I find myself drawn to certain of my icons during Lent, and create a home altar to contemplate and prepare my soul for the celebration of the Resurrection of our Savior.
One prays not “to” icons, but “with” them, and in the presence of the person depicted. An icon represents someone in particular, and we are in their presence of and in communion with the saints and God as we pray. Having the imags in front of me keeps me focussed and cognizant of this, of God’s presence with me every day, of the entire communion of saints praying with me.
I used 3 icons for my Lenten altar: the first is an image called “Extreme Humility”. The model for this icon is Serbian.
Jesus is shown with a part…
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