A number of years ago I came across a book entitled Praying in Color by Sybil MacBeth. It caught my attention as I am always interested in reading books on prayer.
This book was different. It was not a “how-to” book on prayer on what to say and do during ones prayer time.
The idea behind Praying in Color is when you are burdened about someone or something to get out your markers or colored pencils and a clean sheet of paper and basically start doodling. You ever notice when you are praying how your mind tends to wander. Every new idea/thought/worry can pop into your mind and distract you. Having a marker or pencil in hand helps to keep you focused on your prayer time. Praying in color usually does not involve spoken words. It’s a time of quiet before God when words fail us. You pour out your heart on paper.
I encourage you to visit the Praying in Color Website and learn more about this prayer concept and see illustrations of others prayers. You do not have to be an artist to Pray in Color.
After the earthquake in Haiti, I had many concerns weighing on my heart that I wanted to pray for the people in Haiti and the relief workers going into Haiti. I finally decided to sit down and Pray in Color. As you can see I am no artist, but it helped to put my burdens down on paper and offer them as prayer to God.
I drew with colored pencils so it didn’t scan very well, but it gives you the idea of one of this prayer concept.
So check out the website to see more prayer samples and maybe pick up the book and start Drawing a New Path to God as Sybil MacBeth says.
P.S. This is also a great way to pray with your kids. She has a children’s edition of the book also.