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. Praying in Color will forever change the way you pray.
Praying in color can take as little or as much time as you have or want to commit, from 15 minutes to a weekend retreat. A new prayer form gives God an invitation and a new door to penetrate the locked cells of our hearts and minds, explains MacBeth. For many of us, using only words to pray reduces God by the limits of our finite words. Maybe you hunger to know God better. Maybe you love color. Maybe you are a visual or kinesthetic learner, a distractable 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 helps to communicate with God. This smaller, portable edition has also been revised and updated by the author for the new format.
Sybil MacBeth is a doodler, dancer, and former community college math professor. She is the 2010-2011 Varnell Artist-in-Residence for Memphis Theological Seminary. During 2009 Sybil wrote a daily Prayer Blog for Rick Warren's website, the Purpose Driven Connection. Her new blog, "The Praying in Color Blog" includes meditations, reflections and ideas about Praying in Color. Sybil is a confessed non-artist and cannot draw a cat. Years ago a friend put a pen and colored markers in her hand and gave her permission to make improvisational drawings. Making abstract, sometimes even ugly drawings, has given her many hours of pleasure and relaxation. The prayer practice Praying in Color was born when her need to invite her body into intercessory prayer intersected with her love of color and doodling. Sybil is the mother of two adult sons. She lives in Memphis, Tennesee with her husband who is an Episcopal Priest.