praying in color
Some people pray as they walk. Some pray by singing. Others maintain silence. Still others use prayer beads. There are many ways to pray. One of them is doodling. Do you ever doodle? You can intercede for people as you doodle and in the process create beautiful drawings that illustrate your connections with them.
This new prayer form can take as little or as much time as you have or want to commit. Drawing is half the prayer, the other half is transporting the visual memories or actual images with you to pray throughout the day.
Praying in Color is an active, meditative, playful prayer practice. It is both process and product. The process involves a re-entry into the childlike world of coloring and improvising. The product is a colorful design or drawing that is a visual reminder of the time spent in prayer.
Sybil Macbeth, my daughter Sophia’s godmother, is the originator of Praying in Color. To find out more about this new path to God, visit https://prayingincolor.com/.
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The Rev. Charles Hoffacker is a retired priest of the Diocese of Washington