Monday, September 17, 2012

Praying In Color

Earlier this year, I was introduced to Praying In Color by Sybil MacBeth at a children's ministry conference.

It's a really cool way to create a visual prayer.
(You can read my original post here: http://www.myscrappylife.com

Anyway, today, I sat in a waiting room, waiting for news about a friend.

Waiting is not my spiritual gift.

I have a hard time focusing. Being quiet. Just being present.

I ended up using a new app on my iPad - Sketchbook Express


It gave me a way to do an e-version of Praying of Color.

Here are the prayers I made, while my friend was in her heart procedure. I've "edited" her name out of a couple, for privacy reasons.

I'll be honest. I'm not an artist. But I found this was an amazing way to be in continual prayer for my friend.


I kinda imagined the healing prayers of friends surrounding my friend's heart as I sketched this.


I did this one in black and white. I think subconsciously, I was drawing the doctors working on her heart - finding the problems and zapping them.


No, those aren't feet - I was thinking about God holding my friend's heart in his hands, kind of like a shepherd holds a baby sheep. I think this one is my favorite one.


I kinda thought of God's healing rain, pouring down on her during surgery.


One last prayer. The doctor came in to give us a report as I finished this one.

I think this app has opened up another form of prayer - because it's one I can do anywhere, as long as the iPad is charged.

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