Body Prayer: Praying with Your Whole Being by JoyBeth Lufty

Body Prayers Praying With Your Whole BeingThere are various types of Body Prayers from the complex to the simple, from different traditions, and for exploring different themes. All have in them the common form of movement, rhythm, and repetition oriented towards connecting with The Divine. In this issue of SDG’s Journal we share three simple body prayers used for different purposes and intentions.

FROM YOU I RECEIVE…To be used in CLOSING CEREMONIES OR CELEBRATIONS with partners—Celebrating & Giving Thanks…

D D D DFEb D C Eb D Bb Bb Bb D C A A A C Bb

From you I receive, to you I give, together we share, and from this we live. Facing each other- Hands up to heart, hands to each other, arms circling out & around to grasp the other.

O DEAR FRIEND…For CLEANSING/ HEALING individuals or groups—with drumming and various rhythms & speeds.

A B C C D E C GG G G F E D E C
O dear friend, take thy flight, high into the spirit of joyous light.
Scatter & dance free-form taking flight.

LOVE IS THE ONLY POWER…To be used for GROUP CONNECTING…G C C C B C G C C C E F G G (h)C G (l)C E E
Love is the only power. Love is the healing way. Love, love, our love, our love
grows each day.
E D C Grapevine circle and then making a spiral.

Joy Beth HeadshotJoyBeth is an author, dancer, teacher, and interfaith minister. She has been a faculty member at our Festivals, also serving SDG by being on its Board of Directors. www.soulintegrators.com

To see other articles from this journal issue  http://sacreddanceguild.org/journal/sdg_fall2012.pdf

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