Oodles of Doodles – A Right-brain Way to Jump Start Your Prayer Life
by Lynne Meyer
My previous blog ended with the suggestion to buy a desktop calendar (the squares are larger than those of a wall calendar!) and then doodle daily prayers from Ash Wednesday (March 1) to Easter (April 16). You can buy a calendar at Nathan Hale Pharmacy. Tear out the pages for January and February and place them behind the page for March to prevent bleed-through of your marker colors onto April’s page. It’s not too late to start!
“God doesn’t listen to our words as much as He sees the true intention of our hearts.”
– J. W. Hartgrove, The Rule of St. Benedict, Brewster, MA
As an example, here is one I did for Lent, 2011:
Remember, your doodle prayers can be virtually wordless as shown in illustration that follows:
Sunday School teachers and parents will enjoy this creative praying to try with their children. The doodle that follows is one I did as a prayer of thanksgiving for the success of “right-brain” prayers used in our Sunday School classes 9 years ago:
If creative ways to pray have peaked your interest, Fr. Adam and I are in the process of planning a Prayer Workshop on Saturday, April 1 (no fooling!) from 9 am to 3 pm. Stay tuned for details. I’d also like to try some 3-D doodle prayers by hanging them from a tree we create. I’d like to combine that with using the branches for off-loom weaving. Strings of beads, some of which we can make, can also hang from the tree. I can bring a desk calendar for the participants to fill in. A couple of other projects hopefully may also materialize. It will be lots of fun!