The Weekly Breather: at the Well with Jesus


Greetings from the Soul Care Collective Steering Committee!

This weekly post includes a brief word about personal soul care from one of our amazing Soul Care Collective authors and will include an exercise for you to use at home to deepen your connection with God and nourish your soul. Consider this your invitation to stop, breathe, and take a moment to meet with God at the end of a busy week. We hope you enjoy it.

Sometimes it is easy to feel isolated and alone, like no one understand. Yet, there is One Who knows every fiber of your inmost being. In times of loneliness, we can cry out to the One Who knows us. The following Weekly Breather exercise comes from our friend, Laura Beach, and her ministry with Equipping Lydia. For more information about this ministry, visit their website here.

At the Well with Jesus

As you take long, deep breaths in and out:
Imagine yourself in your most isolated place.
You are at the Samaritan woman’s well.
Go there, Jesus is waiting for you.
Can you sit beside him and talk?
What does he say to you? What does he do?
Linger there and listen with your heart.
When you are able, pray outloud/journal/draw this prayer experience.
Can you offer a prayer of response?

Scriptural Reflections:
John 4


The vision of our team is to provide resources designed to encourage individuals in personal soul care and to equip them to care for others within the context of their own vocation, all from a distinctly Wesleyan perspective. We hope that this site is a means to connect resources with those who are in need of training and experience—including pastors, counselors or anyone caring for others.