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Discussion in 'Scripture,Tradition,Reason-Anglican & Old Catholic' started by LewsTherin, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. LewsTherin

    LewsTherin High Church Redneck

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    I'm thinking of setting up a space in my house for prayer, meditation, that sort of thing. Maybe get a prayer kneeler, maybe an icon. I just need a place to devote to prayer, where I can stay focused. Anyone have anything like that in their house? Any suggestions?
     
  2. aussieoldcatholic

    aussieoldcatholic Newbie

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    I have an 2 prayer spaces in my home. I call one the Eastern Altar and the other the Western Altar. the Eastern Altar is set up like an Eastern Catholic/Orthodox icon corner. complete with icons of christ, the theotokos, my name day saint, Angels, hanging vigil lamp, Ukrainian hand cross etc.

    the Western Altar has a large framed original oil painting of the Madonna from mexico with a magnificent baroque reproduction crucifix on the 'altar' in front of it.

    I use both frequently as the spirit moves me.
     
  3. ebia

    ebia Senior Contributor

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    I tried setting up a space here but it didn't work: not separated enough from the busy, noisy, parts of the house. So I ended up using the front veranda (which is a fantastic sun-trap).

    I'm mulling over what to do when we move, but I suspect I'll end up outside again. Rosellas and Lorikeets knock the socks off anything man made for beauty.
     
  4. PaladinValer

    PaladinValer Traditional Orthodox Anglican

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    I have a little place. Nothing fancy. A few icons, cross, books, etc.
     
  5. LewsTherin

    LewsTherin High Church Redneck

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    That sounds awesome! If only I had the room...

    I have a 2 year old, so my whole house is noisy and busy most of the time! I agree about natural beauty, but I live pretty much in a swamp. There's a bit of a mosquito problem when its not freezing outside. Maybe I can find incense with mosquito repellent...
     
  6. ebia

    ebia Senior Contributor

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    Mosquitos are a big problem here too. With Ross River Virus.
     
  7. LewsTherin

    LewsTherin High Church Redneck

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    Man, hate to hear that. Don't have any disease concerns with them here, they're just huge and plentiful.
     
  8. pastorpatricia

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    Wish I had room for a devotional space. What I have now is a office/ sewing room. Sometimes i go to the church and sit in the quiet and pray. Daily devotions, morning and evening prayer are done in my messy space. I find nature, when it's not covered with a foot of snow, a wonderful space to seek God.
     
  9. Maid Marie

    Maid Marie Zechariah 4:6

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    I have a guest room which I have turned into a conservatory. I play my flute/oboe songs from several different hymnals. I recently got an Episcopal hymnal so well play morning and evening devotions from the BCP and 1982 Hymnal. Very peaceful.
     
  10. AngCath

    AngCath Well-Known Member

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    I have a small desk, place to sit, a few icons, and a couple of books.
     
  11. Albion

    Albion Facilitator

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    I feel that God is with me at all times and in all places. I try to find a quiet space when speaking to him but there's no niche that I've especially decorated. There's no need for that.
     
  12. Dylan Michael

    Dylan Michael Senior Veteran

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    Since I live at a seminary, I usually go to one of the three chapels we have here. I do have icons and whatnot scattered around my room.
     
  13. Etheldreda

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    I have a small corner with icons. There's not a lot of floor space at home (and no spare room - that sounds amazing!), so I usually find somewhere to sit and light a candle as a way of making 'space'.
     
  14. TomUK

    TomUK What would Costanza do? Supporter

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    Mine's in a bit of mess though I need to do some cleaning and might get a photo of it and put it up here.
     
  15. Ann_of_Love

    Ann_of_Love Regular Member

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    I have a desk. Well, really, it's an old vanity. I keep all my prayer books and bibles in the center (where the makeup should be, haha) and writing supplies and such in the other drawers. That's it, though. Really simple. :blush:
     
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