• Friday , 22 September 2017

ART from the SOUL

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In each issue of The Upper Room, we publish a “Prayer Workshop” article written by one of our authors or staff.  The prayer workshop invites us to try new ways to pray based on scripture or a biblical theme. The May/June 2015 includes a workshop by Dr. Dwight Judy, professor emeritus of spiritual formation at Garrett-Evangelical Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, and author of A Quiet Pentecost: Inviting the Spirit into Congregational Life.    In this prayer workshop, Dr. Judy invites us to use our non-dominant hand in a contemplative art practice.

Materials needed:

  • a copy of The Upper Room daily devotional guide (May/June 2015) opened wide to the centerspread, pgs. 40-41.
  • Blank sheets of paper,
  • color pencils or markers,
  • crayons, basket, and
  • instruction sheet.

Invite participants to read the Prayer Workshop article and use the creative process and questions for reflection provided.

Click here for a printable sign and instruction sheet for this Prayer Space.


More Prayer Space Ideas:

All of Life                    

Life’s Knots and Tangles                    

The Blessing Bowl                   

 Art from the Soul                    

“I Am Who I Am”                    

Text Message Prayers                      

Living the Questions                    

Audio Lectio                    

Mandala – God at the Center                    

Nature’s Gift                    

Drumbeat of Mercy                    

Prayer Wall