Prayer is more than using words to talk to God—it creates a space where stillness and silence encourage a connection with the Divine.
Praying in Color is a way to pray that is meditative, active, visual, serious and playful.
With doodling, pens, markers and paper, participants will experience this versatile practice by praying for others, delving into a passage of Scripture, addressing the stresses of daily life and work and simply lingering with God.
The retreat will include praying with words, praying without words, praying Scripture, doodling/drawing, physical movement, singing, silence and free time.
Why Pray in Color?
1) You want to pray but words escape you.
2) Sitting still and staying focused in prayer are a challenge.
3) Your body wants to be part of your prayer.
4) You want to just hang out with God but don’t know how.
5) Listening to God feels like an impossible task.
6) Your mind wanders and your body complains.
7) You want a visual, concrete way to pray.
8) You need a new way to pray.
Absolutely no artistic ability is necessary, and supplies will be provided. This retreat is suitable for lay people, clergy, Christian educators, teachers or any adult looking for a new way to spend time with God.
Retreat leader: Sybil MacBeth
Sybil MacBeth is a doodler, dancer, and author who combines her lifelong love of prayer with her experience as a community college mathematics professor to offer workshops and retreats that engage people of widely varied learning styles. She is the author of “Praying in Color: Drawing A New Path to God”, “Praying in Color: Kids’ Edition” and “Pray & Color.”
Check out her website and blog to learn more about Praying in Color at prayingincolor.com.
Cost and Housing
All participants will be housed in hotel room lodging. Costs of two nights of lodging, retreat meals, tuition, supplies and meeting spaces are all included with retreat pricing.
Double hotel room occupancy: $365
Single hotel room occupancy: $480
Commuter rate: $215 (Excludes housing at Mo-Ranch. Includes tuition, lunch and dinner during the retreat.)
A $75.00 deposit must accompany registration. The balance of all fees will be due 45 days prior to the start of the event, or upon registration if within 45 days full payment is required at the time of registration.
Full refund minus $75.00 administrative fee per person will be made if cancellation is received more than 30 days prior to the conference. There are generally no refunds for cancellations received on or after 30 days prior to the start of the event nor any applying of the deposit toward other charges or future deposits.
Scholarships are available! Click here to learn more.
What to Bring
Bring a Bible, notebook, flashlight, hair dryer, rain gear. Linens are provided. Bring shoes suitable for Mo-Ranch’s rocky, uneven terrain.
Mo-Ranch is 90 miles one-way, or a 2-hour drive from the nearest airport (SAT), allow 3 hours travel/check-in time for departures. We recommend generally scheduling arriving flights before 3 p.m. and departing flights after 3 p.m. to be sure you do not miss any of your event.
If you are in need of shuttle service to Mo-Ranch, call Kars for Hire in Kerrville at (830) 890-8200 at least 15 days in advance to arrange transportation from San Antonio International Airport.