With the Sage Smudge, our most common form of prayerful preparation, a prayer warrior fans your body—front and back—with smoke from smoldering sage while s/he prays to Creator for your clarity of mind, the strengthening of your faith, the Lord's protection over you, and guidance in your spiritual walk. This takes place outdoors on our west porch in good weather.
For those with lung concerns (and for everyone when the weather is poor) we provide a Water Blessing station. In this tradition each person offers prayers while pouring water into his/her own hands. The prayer continues as s/he brings wet fingers and palms to head (mind), face (soul), arms (strength), and heart (emotions). This takes place in the northwest corner of our Great Room (main level).