A Visitor In Prayer

Over 50 prayers were received for this Prayer Painting.

Prayers within prayers.

The painting is what everyone waits to see...

 and, I have to admit, even I get curious about this,

and swept away by the mystery

of the intuitive creative process.

But, always,

as I dip in and out of my painting process,

it is about returning to the prayers.

The night before I began painting,

I hung the paper,

created a space to sit

and read aloud the prayers

one by one.

That night,

I had a visitor.

A surprise, but not surprising.

Not once,

but three separate times.

On the door to my studio where I paint.

And then, later, on my shoulder.

And hours after that,

inside my house.

The strange, sweet soul of a Praying Mantis.

I woke the next morning,

with her message of surrendering 

to the sovereignty of stillness

reverberating within,

and began to paint.

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I'll be sharing the prayer painting here just as soon as it's complete.

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You are invited to try your own prayer art process if you feel called.

 

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You can share your art in the

Art of Prayer flickr group

with others doing the same.

If you blog about it, you will be able to share a link here at LWS as well.

Or if you prefer, I will be creating an album for prayer art to be shared on my

facebook page.