• Praying with Names
    June 14, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Praying with Scripture
    June 21, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Praying with Reflective Prompts
    June 28, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This workshop is a three week live webinar series through Zoom. A Zoom link will be included in your registration confirmation email. Can’t make this workshop time? Register to receive the link to the recording to watch at your convenience.

Traditional prayer can be difficult – sitting still, saying the right words, keeping focused. Or you may feel like you’re on autopilot, flipping through your list of prayer requests. Praying in Color, a book by Sybil MacBeth, presents a simple but profound way to pray, using doodling. Connect with God in prayer via creative artistic expression – no artistic talent required!

Why try Praying in Color? Because

Words escape you;
Sitting still and staying focused is a challenge;
You want to physically pray, not just mentally;
You want to just hang out with God but don’t know how;
You prefer visual, concrete styles of prayer;
Your prayer life has gotten stale or tiresome;

Each week will focus on a different way to enter into this creative prayer, with an introductory lesson, time to Pray in Color, and a voluntary time of sharing. This series of three evenings will allow you to develop this contemplative practice alongside your small cohort, week after week. A recommended at-home practice between sessions will deepen your integration of the meditation into daily life.

June 14, 7-8pm Praying in Color with Names
June 21, 7-8pm Praying in Color with Scripture
June 28, 7-8pm Praying in Color with a Reflective Prompt

Participants should have paper (preferably white) and colorful writing utensils (colored pencils, markers, watercolors). Come explore this dynamic spiritual practice!

Rev. Kimberly Secrist Ashby is the Interim Pastor at Mt. Hebron Presbyterian Church, Ellicott City, Maryland, with her Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA, and her Bachelors in Spanish and Masters in Education from Vanderbilt University. She is also a trainer for the Center for Emotional Intelligence and Human Relations Skills. She enjoys being creative with worship and educational experiences in serving her congregation, and loves to cook and bake in her time off.