Listen to Taizé chants or worship songs as you meditate.

Hold stones or glass beads to symbolise a hard problem; place it near a cross. 

Repeat hymns as prayers (without music), spoken or silent.

Scented tea lights placed in front of a newspaper (to pray for those in the news), an empty photo frame (to pray for individual people) and a photo of your church (to pray for concerns).

Drink fruit juices which have been re-labelled joy, peace, love or patience, and as you drink ask God for that gift of the Spirit.

From Joyce Cundall, Ormskirk

nativity-polyptych-francis-hoylandAlso consider using resources from the Methodist Modern Art Collection. Many of the paintings make an ideal starting point for visual reflection and prayer. 

Also take a look at:

Paintings, Poems and Prayers for Holy Week 2020 

Produced for Palm Sunday, through Holy Week and Easter 2020: selected images from the Methodist Modern Art Collection with poems written by exhibition visitors inspired by these wonderful works of art. 

Paintings, Prayers and Carols for Christmas 2020 

Eight pictures from the Methodist Modern Art Collection depicting the Christmas story from Advent through to Epiphany, set alongside words from Singing the Faith and Singing the Faith Plus.


Image: Francis Hoyland, “Nativity”
Oil on canvas 90 x 120 cm, 1961),
from the Methodist Modern Art Collection © TMCP,
used with permission. www.methodist.org.uk/artcollection)