Do You Pray in Color?

Use your prayer time to create something that represents Jesus’s deep knowledge of you and love for you.

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Do You Pray in Color?

O LORD, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. Psalm 139:1 (NLT)

I have been completely color-blind since birth, so I see the world like a black-and-white movie. Attending a class at church about using coloring to deepen my prayer life might seem like an odd choice for me. But when I saw the blurb for Colorful Prayer, I knew I needed to sign up. It sounded like fun, and I had labeled pencils. I appreciated anything that could allow me to weave creativity into my time with Jesus.

“This isn’t about artistic ability, and it isn’t about the colors,” the instructors assured us. “It’s about meditating on a Scripture and letting the picture flow from that.”

Still, when it came time to spend a few moments in prayer with our coloring page, verse, and pencils, I became insecure about being the only one in the room who couldn’t see the colors and was afraid I might put two together that didn’t match.

Then a kind voice whispered, I don’t care if your colors match. I created them all. Choose colors that mean something to you. The knowledge that Jesus could see what had always been a mystery to me and that He would know exactly why I chose red, purple, ocean blue, and lavender liberated me to create a prayer bursting with the colors of my gratitude to the One who knew and loved me. “O Lord you . . . know everything about me,” including the fears that so often get in our way, even when we’re trying to focus on Him.

When we trust Jesus’s love for the heart He knows so well, we find the freedom to worship and love Him from a deeper, more honest place.

Faith Step: Which colors have special meaning for you? Use them to create something that represents Jesus’s deep knowledge of you and love for you. Ask Him to free you from the fears that restrict you from trying new things

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