There are many meaningful ways to prayer with scripture,
    especially with Christ's' parables. The parables are
    teaching stories with many lessons to teach us. Like a rose,
    each time we go to a parable we open another petal of
    God's love and wisdom. This prayer is based on the
    parable of the sower who goes out to sow seed. The seed
    falls on many types of ground with many results.

    This 7-day prayer retreat invites you to use your
    imagination to take this parable inside your own heart. Your
    heart becomes the ground where the sower sows. During
    the daily 15-minutes of this retreat the landscape of your
    heart is prayerfully explored. The daily prayers will guide
    you in seeking to discover the hard places and the soft
    places. And you will invite the Master Gardener, Jesus, to
    walk in your heart with you and help you pull the weeds
    and clear the thorns. And you will seek to be more aware of
    the good seeds God has planted within you and seek
    Divine wisdom for how to produce an abundance of good
    fruit in your life and the lives of those around you.

The Parable of the Sower

    "A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some
    fell on the path and was trampled on, and the birds of the
    air ate it up. Some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it
    withered for lack of moisture. Some fell among thorns, and
    the thorns grew with it and choked it. Some fell into good
    soil, and when it grew, it produced a hundredfold." As he
    said this, he called out, "Let anyone with ears to hear
    listen!"  Luke 8:5-8 NRSV  
    (Use the Bible translation
    that best speaks to you.)

    If you are seeking some time of
    introspection, this may be a good
    prayer for you.

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A 7-day prayer retreat with Jesus' Parable of the Sower