I like making “cute” doodles…but it’s not my intention to water down or trivialize the powerful messages of the homilies I am listening to while I doodle.
Talking about the Parable of the Sower on July 10, 2011, Fr Larry cautions us that this message is not an easy one. We need to do what we do whether we feel like it or not: if it comes from God, if it is life-giving, if it serves others and brings them closer to Him.
We need to ask ourselves…
Is the Word of God taking root in us?
Are we seeking God’s Will and doing what He wants?
Are we yielding good fruit?
Every couple of months it seems, I am looking for a new way to refocus and re-commit to some serious prayertime. Sometimes I have to resort to a ‘to do’ list /checklist to try to get back on track and return to the habit of real prayer…every day!
It has always helped me to write down prayer, because it’s deliberate, recorded and it feeds my need to feel productive. It probably isn’t the best motivation, but I figure if it gets me praying consistently, it’s ok!
A few years ago, I picked up this book called Praying in Color
by Sybil MacBeth.
You can find it in my Amazon carousel in the left margin of this blog.
I’m curious to find out if anyone will really order through my blog…if so, thank-you!
I just recently discovered her website, where you can check out her book and her technique of Praying in Color. I don’t think the author is Catholic, but she has a nice writing style, I can relate to her obstacles in prayer and I think it’s just the creative jumpstart I need to get refocused.
I have been praying this way consistently for a little while
and I plan to post some of my prayer doodles.
I have also returned to writing my prayer in a separate notebook, and I think it’s helping me to refocus!
I deliberately record people I am praying for, by one initial only, to protect privacy…both in my sketchbook and on this blog.
Sketchbooks and journals are somewhat sacred in our house…no one needs to snoop in someone else’s sketchbook!…It’s a good thing that Kelly doesn’t seem to mind sharing her sketchbooks (not notebooks) because Kelly’s Comics are awesome!
Knowing that I may post some of my finished prayer doodles, I’m sure it’s making me edit them a little, but I think there might be others out there who might be inspired to do their own prayer doodles…so it’s worth it.
Let me know if you have a prayer doodle
you would like to scan and share!
I will set up a linky…
Watch for a new prayer doodle button coming soon!