"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me."
path of Peace
Path of Peace is an imaginative, handheld prayer tool that helps you to listen to the voice of your Good Shepherd.
Jesus says that he is our Good Shepherd and that we are his special sheep, whom he knows by name. When we spend time with our Good Shepherd we learn what his voice sounds like, and begin to follow him around. Path of Peace tool invites you to listen to the gentle, kind voice of Jesus with the help of a finger labyrinth. Labyrinths are images of a pilgrimage, a holy journey of the heart towards God.
What is it like for you to follow your Good Shepherd?
All ages* will delight in this calming, imaginative tactile tool.
Path of Peace Kit Includes:
Handmade patchwork finger labyrinth. The labyrinth is made with both new and repurposed fabrics, yarn, natural cotton quilt batting, and filled with flax seeds. Each labyrinth is freehand sewn and the shapes of the labyrinths vary slightly, making each "path" one-of-a-kind.
Custom designed art print prayer card including a guided prayer (5" x 7").
Open-ended creative play & art materials: Plant-dyed wood peg doll and beads, various colors of natural sheep roving wool (suitable for water and needle felting among other crafts), cotton string, felt, craft wood sticks and hand painted cutout paper sheep.
* This resource includes small parts and is NOT suitable for children under 4 years of age. Children should be always supervised by an adult when praying and playing with small parts.
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Path of Peace e-guide
I created a free digital resource to accompany the Path of Peace Kit. The resource includes 4 standalone prayer guides: Prayer Labyrinth, Lectio Divina, Visio Divina, and Terra Divina, as well as printable material (including Tiina's original artwork) to support imaginative prayer and play. The resource is designed to assist personal listening-prayer, as well as spiritual conversations with all ages.
Finger Labyrinth Tutorial
In this video I show how to make a simple finger labyrinth with cardboard and sand. The video also includes an example of how you can use sheep & the Good Shepherd art paper cutouts in your prayer with the labyrinth.
The illustrated images are found in the printable prayer guide above.
Below you can find blog posts that explore various uses and inspiration for Path of Peace tool.
Using Imaginative Reading of the Bible in Prayer
This article explores various imaginative ways of reading the Scripture and meeting Jesus through the Gospel Stories. Lectio Divina "Sacred Reading" is among others a possibility for your use of Path of Peace prayer tool.
A Guide for Using Labyrinths in Prayer
Here you will find a guided prayer for prayer labyrinths as well as a host of resources on prayer labyrinths including a link to worldwide labyrinth locator.
Listening to God through Images
This prayer guide walks you through a practice of "Holy Seeing". This way of praying invites your eyes to be at the service of your life with God.
JOURNEY OF FAITH
Stages of Faith Life Explored
Labyrinths are wonderful metaphors for the journey of faith. As you walk or trace a labyrinth you are drawn to reflect on the landscape of your own journey with Jesus; What your path has looked like, how it feels right now, and where it is taking you.
Praying the Labyrinth: A Journal for Spiritual Exploration by Jill Kimberly Hartwell Geoffrion
Sensible Shoes: A Story about the Spiritual Journey by Sharon Garlough Brown
The Soul's Slow Ripening: 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred by Christine Valters Paintner
Walking the Labyrinth: A Place to Pray and Seek God by Travis Scholl
Surrender to Love by David G. Benner
Found: Psalm 23 by Sally Lloyd-Jones
Psalm 23 by Barry Moser
The Good Shepherd by Jerome W. Berryman