Meditating With an Icon
An icon is not necessarily a picture but can be any meaningful image.
Look steadily and with concentration at the image. You may offer a prayer individually, as a group, silently, or aloud.
Close your eyes and take the image into your mind. Think about it. The prayer now will be silent with any words spoken inwardly.
Let the image sink down and be lost in your heart - the centre of your being. The prayer may now be wordless and image-less.