Prayer puts God’s work in His hands – and keeps it there.
I used to pray in our bathroom (since the rest of our apartment is simply in one room), in the dark. Sometimes I would fall asleep. Most times, the cat would scratch at the door and I couldn't concentrate.
Then, at church, we had a prayer station service. I felt so close to God as I walked around to each station. And each station was something I could touch and something I could hold onto. After the service, I talked to the woman who had put it on and she told me about a book that she had just received called Praying In Color.
I decided to try it. It's about singing a song without using the words and I love it!
I was going to put up a picture of mine, but I decided not to. Instead, here's a drawing by Sybil MacBeth, the woman who wrote the book about it:
Here are Sybil MacBeth's words about Praying In Color:
"If you are word-weary, stillness-challenged, easily distracted, or just in need of a new way to pray, give "praying in color" a try. Men do it, women do it; teenagers do it; and children do it. All you need: paper, a black pen, colored markers or colored pencils, and Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God.
1. Draw a shape.
2. Put the name of a person for whom you are praying inside the shape.
3. Add lines, squiggles, and dots.
4. Add color.
5. Think of each stroke of the pen and each daub of color as a moment of prayer.
No words are necessary; no artistic skill is necessary-only a desire and a longing for the presence of God."
If you would like to read more about it, please visit here.