Choose a work that speaks to you or focuses on a subject that inspires you. Your sacred work serves as the focus for your prayerful meditation, so it is important to pick something that helps you pray best.
Consider beginning with an invitation through prayer such as, “Lord, come into this moment with me here as I desire to be with you and to know you more fully.” Any personal version of this works! This helps remind you of the presence of the Lord with you, and asks him to be in communion with you throughout your prayer.
If there is a certain desire on your heart, an unanswered question, an uncertainty in your life, or a prayer request, bring this to God in prayer and ask him to reveal himself through your art. Consider a simple prayer such as, “Father God, speak to my little heart through this beautiful art that sits before me. Help me hear your voice.” Wait faithfully to see how he answers!
Maybe you feel drawn to be one of the figures in the art, or to be near the moment that is happening. Simply imagine what you would feel, see, smell, maybe taste, etc. Take the time to feel the emotions of this close encounter. Let yourself be in it, as the Holy Spirit leads you to what is needed for you this day.
This is key. Patience in prayer is so important. Let God stir your heart in his timing. Don’t over think or try so hard to ‘figure out’ what he’s saying. Simply be with him. You’ll eventually notice an inclination in your heart to a part of the art that may speak to you about something going on in your life. Maybe a personal memory will come up or a scripture verse. This is God speaking to your heart and coming close to you. Praying with art is a powerful way to learn more about who you are and who God is. I encourage you to be with Christ in beauty today!!
Kate is a Sacred Art Painter, Inspirational Speaker, and Faith-filled Movement artist on a mission to spread God's love through beauty! Her inspiration comes from prayerful encounters with the Lord, and the rich traditions of our Catholic faith. When she's not creating something faith inspired, Kate is often traveling all over the world with her hubby soaking in the wonders of God's creation, or spending time with family and friends to live every moment to the fullest. To see her work, visit her portfolio below and share in this mission of spreading truth and goodness.
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