July 7, 2011

Visual Prayer

summer table

It starts with an empty table and open heart (and for Ivy a heaping plate of carrots and caprese salad).


We visited with my friend Michelle yesterday and did visual prayer outside in the rich summer air, surrounded by trees and gardens and life. Visual prayer, to me, is communicating with God through creating art instead of speaking words out loud. Michelle is often a painter, I am more of a tearing paper and glue type of pray-er. Ivy likes watercolor and crayons.

gray paints

Gray painter

 water colors

visual prayer with ivy & noah

Noah, watercolor and stickers


merci, mercy



 What will I be?

My heart swells to burst, creating with my beautiful children, and when they nap beside me while I worship art-fully, well that is an amazing blessing. A taste of heaven.

sweetness follows


  1. Oh, this is fantastic. I love this. I've been walking through a time of grief and have been surprised at the number of canvases and tubes of paints that I have purchased, almost unaware. I love the title of visual prayer!

  2. This is beautiful and truly soul-nourishing. I would love to participate in something like this on a more purposeful way. Beautiful!

  3. I just recently heard of this thing called "visual prayer". This gives a beautiful picture for me. Thank you for sharing.

  4. oh, i want to do this with the kids!

  5. This just blessed my heart so much!

  6. what a great idea! must share this with everyone!

  7. um, wow. this is beautiful. yes, yes, yes. must do. audrey has such a creativity to her it makes my heart explode. and even if she didn't enjoy art, my heart would still explode.

  8. I've decided to buy Ivy her own spray bottle!! :)

    Can't wait to have another relaxing day with you guys. It was just amazing!!

  9. I've never heard of this until I read your post. I love this idea! It's so fantastic!! The creativity and beauty in it all... *sigh*

  10. That looks like such an amazing experience... especially the napping kid thing ;)

  11. Visual prayer sounds wonderful. I've never heard of it before. I'm going to look into it. Thanks for sharing!

  12. I"ve never heard of Visual Prayer, although I'm definitely going to check it out! Sometimes I have a hard time actually praying, but I never have a hard time doing artwork! And how great for the kids, too!

  13. your visual prayer was featured over at let birds fly! go check it out, and thanks for linking up!


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