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Every Thursday, I post a short book recommendation related to our study on prayer. I have copies of the books I post about, so let me know if you’d like to borrow one before buying.

pray in colorToday’s read is Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God by Sybil MacBeth

From the back cover:   Maybe you love color. Maybe you hunger to know God better. Maybe you are a visual or kinesthetic learner, a distractible or impatient soul, or a word-weary pray-er. Perhaps you struggle with a short attention span, a restless body, or a tendency to live in your head. This new prayer form can take as little or as much time as you have or want to commit. A minimum amount might be 15 minutes. A half-hour works well. Any time of the day. Drawing is half the prayer; the other half is transporting the visual memories or actual images with you to pray throughout the day.

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Different examples of ways to pray in color. Really, anything goes!

From the book…

“I have never been able to draw… but I love color and shape and movement. Doodling allows me to combine those loves on paper. [One day] I doodled a random shape into existence with a thin black pen. Without even realizing it, I wrote a name in the center of the shape. One of the people on my prayer list. I stayed with the same shape and the name, adding detail and color to the drawing. Each dot, line, stroke of color became another moment spent with the person in the center…. To my surprise, I had not just doodled. I had prayed.”

Want to know more about Praying in Color? CLICK HERE

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