According to Sybil MacBeth, author of Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God,
“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.”
Since discovering Praying in Color a couple of years ago, it has become one of my go-to methods for praying and interacting with Scripture.
We have discussed this technique several times on the blog as a method of engaging in prayer for our grandchildren and children.
Now let’s take a quick look at how Praying in Color can be used to pray the Scriptures.
What you need to get started:
3) Colored markers or colored pencils or colored gel pens
4) A surface to work on
Write your chosen verse of Scripture on a sheet of paper. As you say the verse over and over, either in your head our out loud, embellish your written Scripture with color and designs.
Write your Scripture verse on a sheet of paper. Spend some time quietly reading over the verse several times. Ask God to give you a word. Then circle the word that jumps out at you. (If no word jumps out, simply choose one.) Then concentrate your prayer, color, and design on that word.
Give it a try. I’d love to hear your comments on this method or see you images of Scripture that has been Prayed in Color.