Pray Through Your Nose

We are visual creatures and we tend to pray that way.  We see a need and we respond.  But what about our sense of smell, how can we engage that sense in our prayer?  Think about how to engage God through your sense of smell.  It might be the smell of incense as you meditate or the smell of a good meal you fix to share with someone in need.  Do something today to engage with God, to pray, through your nose.

About Ragan Sutterfield

Ragan Sutterfield is a writer and Episcopal seminarian sojourning from his native Arkansas in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of Cultivating Reality: How the Soil Might Save Us, Farming as a Spiritual Discipline and a contributor to the book Sacred Acts: How churches are working to protect the Earth’s climate. Ragan’s articles and essays have appeared in a variety of magazines including Triathlete, The Oxford American, and Books & Culture. He works to live the good life with his wife Emily and daughter Lillian.


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