Thanks to a blog friend for introducing me to Praying in Color, by Sybil MacBeth. It is a creative idea of praying while doodling.
For Christmas I got my doodle queen (Skyler) the Kids' edition, a sketch pad and some fun markers.
She loved the idea and it brought a whole new dimension to her prayer times.
Prior to our school break (of which we are in week 2) I purchased a sketch book, fun pens and colored pencils for all 3 of my kiddos.
I presented the concept and shared how each morning instead of turning on the TV or playing Wii the first thing we would do, in addition to reading our bibles, is have our own special time to “pray in color”.
The idea was a hit….bibles and sketch books were set out the night before and each child rose ready to put their prayers on paper.
We've had fun discussing pics/prayers with each other and agreeing together in prayer for various needs.
It is a great concept for all ages (I even set my prayers to color sometimes)…Tori can’t read or always articulate her prayers but she loves to color and she’s getting the “just talk to God about what you are drawing” idea.
So “in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, the Franzenfam is presenting our requests to God”….and some days it gets pretty colorful!