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Prayer Retreat

October 9-11, 2015

Overview

Praying in Color: Doodling and Coloring as a Pathway to God

Welcome to a new way to pray, led by Sybil MacBeth, author of Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God (2007).

Prayer is the interactive conversation with God about what we are doing together..

Prayer is a process of lifelong learning as we seek to approach our Father with openness, honesty, and trust as his child. 

Prayer and play both encourage us to let down our guard and become childlike.

Praying in Color is an active, playful, serious, visual, and contemplative prayer practice that uses doodling, pen, paper, and colored markers to create an entrance into stillness and listening. Participants will learn this versatile prayer practice through intercession and lectio divina (praying the Scriptures).

The retreat will include singing, playing, praying with words, praying without words, praying Scripture, doodling/drawing, physical movement, silence and free time.If you have a short attention span and a restless body OR would like to talk to God without words OR are just looking for a new way to let God in, come experience Praying in Color. Absolutely no artistic ability is necessary! Supplies provided.

The retreat begins Friday evening and concludes on Sunday morning.

Here are some reasons to Pray in Color:

You want to pray but you can’t find the words.

You have trouble sitting still and staying focused.

You want to spend time with God but you don’t know how.

You want a way to listen to God, but your mind wanders and your body protests.

You want a new way to pray.

“Sometimes coloring is just coloring. To put crayons to paper and create a rainbow of marks and swaths is relaxing, playful, and maybe even artistically satisfying. But sometimes coloring is more.To put colored crayons, markers, or pencils to paper is to create a pathway to the numinous.Coloring invites the body and the senses into an experience of inner stillness. While the hand moves, the mind and the body slow down. The heart and the ears open carving a space for a time of rich silence and an opportunity for God to speak.”

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