Painting Stories – Prayer Series

A Language Beyond Words

The “Prayer Series” is simply that…my prayers. They have been tidied-up from their original form & put onto canvas. Initially they were done on finger painting paper with a very limited palate (primary colours and mixed secondary colours).

In addition to doing my own prayer painting, I facilitate prayer painting sessions. More information on Painting Prayers can be found following the picture gallery. For additional information please use the Contact Me form.

Prayer Series: Jesus © 2014

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Acrylic on canvas  ~  12” x 16”

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Prayer Series: Livng Water © 2014

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  Living Water

Acrylic on canvas  ~  12” x 12”

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Prayer Series ~ Joy © 2014

© 2014


Acrylic on canvas  ~  12” x 12”

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Prayer Series: Victory © 2014

© 2014


Acrylic on canvas  ~  12” x 12”

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© 2014

  Peace in the Storm

Acrylic on canvas  ~  12” x 12”

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“In the beginning God created…”  (Genesis 1:1)

The Bible opens with God creating – heavens, earth, light, dark, seas, land, creatures. Everything! God creating is a theme carried forth throughout the Bible. One of the final scenes in the book of Revelations is that of God creating a new heaven and a new earth. It is the nature of God to create and “with the Spirit of God living in us, we also have the need to create.”  (Gary Thomas, Sacred Pathways)

Gary Thomas, in his book Sacred Pathways, wrote:

We celebrate God by using the life he has given us to create other things. Whether it’s building a business, writing a poem, painting a picture, or planting a garden, creating something can be a profoundly holy experience. Far more than hobbies, these can be powerful expressions of worship.

The use of sight in Christian worship and prayer is rooted in the incarnation, though sight was also an integral element of Old Testament worship. When God inaugurated Israel’s form of worship, he especially gifted and called out two individual, Bezalel and Oholiab, to do “all kinds of crafts” (Exodus 35:31). These workers created beautiful art forms out of gold, silver, bronze, and wood. They also developed skill in embroidering fine linen and making intricate and fashionable weavings.

(Today we) can find our own ways to incorporate the element of sight into prayer.

The primary focus of painting prayer is not upon the final outcome/picture but rather the experience itself…“connecting your spirit with God’s Holy Spirit and seeing what unfolds as you communicate back and forth. This connecting is described in the verses in Romans below, my spirit connecting with His Spirit, developing a relationship, a family Father-child relationship.” (Julie Drew, Session Notes: Breakforth 2012)

Romans 8:14-17

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs – heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

See Paint Your Prayers for an interesting article.

This site is maintained by Marsha Nelson. The images & words are my intellectual property.

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