Category Archives: Summer Growth Journey 2021

Holy Mountain (Day 31)

July 03, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

  Starter Prayer: Holy God, give me strength and confidence like a mountain! And help me follow the example of Jesus who went into the mountains to pray. Focus Phrase: Holy Mountain Scripture Reading: Isaiah 55:12 Optional Read-along: Water, Wind, Earth and Fire pp. 111b-116a  (Chapter Three: Sister Earth, Section: Holy Mountain.) Spiritual Direction: My […]

Tree of Life (Day 30)

July 03, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

Starter Prayer: Spirit of Christ, our Tree of Life: Rise up in me, rooting me deeply in the ground and inspiring me to extend my branches far into the sky. Amen (Adapted from Christine Valters Paintner) Focus Phrase: Tree of Life Scripture Reading: Psalm 52:8; Genesis 2:9; John 15:5; Psalm 1:1-3 Optional Read-along: Water, Wind, […]

Earth and Creation (Day 29)

July 03, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

  Starter Prayer: All praise be Yours, my God, through Sister Earth, our mother; Who feeds us in her sovereignty and produces various fruits and colored flowers and herbs. Amen (St. Francis of Assisi) Focus Phrase: Praise for Sister Earth! Scripture Reading: Exodus 3:5 Optional Read-along: Water, Wind, Earth and Fire pp. 103-106a (Chapter Four: […]

Blessings of Water (Day 28)

June 27, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

  Happy Sunday, Fellow Travelers: Today we practice receiving God’s blessing through the great gift of water. Ask nothing of yourself today except to love God, love yourself and love your neighbor. Know that even when you are not producing, not hustling, not even trying to be good, God is always on your side– not […]

Baptism and Blessing (Day 27)

June 27, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

  Starter Prayer: Spirit of Baptism, may I receive anew each day the joys of blessing, cleansing and renewal that are made known to me through the great gift of water. Focus Phrase: Baptism Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:1-4; John 3:5; Mark 1:9-11 Optional Read-along: Water, Wind, Earth and Fire pp. 95b-102 (Chapter Two: Sister […]

The Gift of Greenness (Day 26)

June 27, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

  Starter Prayer: Spirit of Greenness, bring moistness and vigor to my life so that I might savor the experience of your energy moving through me out into the world. Amen. Focus Phrase: Green Scripture Reading: Psalm 23 Optional Read-along: Water, Wind, Earth and Fire pp. 92b-95a (Chapter Two: Sister Water, Section: Viriditas.) Spiritual Direction: […]

Wells, Springs and Fountains (Day 25)

June 27, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

  Starter Prayer: Spirit of Living Water, take me into the flow of the great river of life. Lead me to discover the springs hidden in me, hidden in you, hidden in Us. Amen Focus Phrase: Fountains Scripture Reading: Psalm 36:8-9 Optional Read-along: Water, Wind, Earth and Fire pp. 88b-92a (Chapter Two: Sister Water, Section: […]

Living Water (Day 24)

June 27, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

  Starter Prayer: Jesus our Brother, who understands our thirst: Thank you for caring about our needs and offering us Living Water. Take me deeper into this experience with you; and give me the grace to accept your gift of spiritual renewal. Amen Focus Phrase: Living Water Scripture Reading: Psalm 63:1-4; John 4:1-15; John 7:37-38; […]

Rise and Fall of the Tides (Day 23)

June 27, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

  Starter Prayer: Spirit of the Tides, remind me of the rise and fall of your rhythms, so that I may discover them deep within my own being. Amen (Christine Valters Paintner) Focus Phrase: Rise and Fall of the Tides Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 31:35 Optional Read-along: Water, Wind, Earth and Fire pp. 77b-84 (Chapter Two: […]

Water and Creation (Day 22)

June 27, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

  Starter Prayer: Spirit of Living Water, you hold all of creation in your womb and give us life on earth at birth. Teach me the wonder and mystery of the ways you are creating and re-creating me. Help me see and honor this water-born miracle in all the things you have made. Focus Phrase: […]