Prayer from the Heart

Jesus, I want to know Your Truth AND live it. Jesus, I’m so easily distracted, so easily jostled, startled, untethered. Jesus, I worry about so many things.
Jesus, I want to pray. I want my words to be deliberate and heart-felt. I want to say what my heart feels and listen  intently and hear Your Words to me in my heart, with no doubt, no second guessing. I want to be focused and consumed by You and undistracted, unswayed.
I want to know You, bathe in Your Love, directed by Your Priorities and I want to receive Your Love and Your intentions for me, correctly, fully, purely.
I want to brim over with the fire of your Love, uncontained, unfettered, unlimited, unconstrained so that I can only reflect Your Love, enthusiastically and untarnished by human limitations.
I want to see…

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A Peek in my Prayer Journal

Because I long for a

flat on my face,

I surrender,

you are Mine,

ugly cry

come to Jesus


that heals me in an instant, evaporates my insecurity and fears, quiets the voices with way too much clout and explodes in my heart a huge amount of confidence in God’s Love for much that it barely fits and changes me forever.

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Daytimer Prayer

Sometimes I have resorted to Lenten resolutions or gimmicks to get myself back on track in my prayer life.
(More about prayer gimmicks to come in future posts!) 
With a particularly bumpy start…it looks like this Lent is going to be one of those times.

Read about how a dollar store daytimer is going to jumpstart my prayer life this Lent

Prayer Doodling

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!