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    DescriptionNeed help communicating with God? Maybe you hunger to know God better. Maybe you love color. Maybe you are a visual or kinesthetic learner, a distractable or impatient soul, or a word-weary pray-er. Perhaps you struggle with a short attention span, a restless body, or a tendency to live in your head. This new prayer form can take as little or as much time as you have or want to commit, from 15 minutes to a weekend retreat."A new prayer form gives God an invitation and a new door to penetrate the locked cells of our hearts and minds," explains Sybil MacBeth. "For many of us, using only words to pray reduces God by the limits of our finite words." For more information, including author events, examples and contact information to request Sybil MacBeth to do a workshop, visit www.prayingincolor.com. Use "Praying in Color" to help with: -lectio divina -- reading the bible for spiritual growth -memorizing Scripture -prayers for discernment -creating a personal Advent or Lenten calendar -praying for enemies "Praying in Color" is ideal for: -Intergenerational Education Classes -Women's Meetings -Praying Workshops -Vacation Bible School and Summer Camp -Staff Retreats on Prayer -Summer Sunday School Classes -Wednesday Night Church-wide Programs -Senior Citizens Activity -Youth Confirmation Retreats -Men's Prayer Groups -Prayer Therapy During Convalescence -Kindergarten and Children's Prayer Training -Homeschooling, grades K-12 -Prison Ministry -Ministry to the hearing impaired -Ministry to the disabled "This is the most invigorating and enabling book about prayer that I have seen in years! Wry, funny, accessible, wise beyond all appearances, and deeply spiritual, MacBeth warms the soul as well as the heart. So will praying in color." - Phyllis Tickle, compiler, "The Divine Hours"


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    Title
    Praying in Color
    Subtitle
    Drawing a New Path to God
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sybil Macbeth
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 63
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781557255129
    ISBN 10: 1557255121
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC V2.8: REL012000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST, THEO/MAINLN
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 37
    BISAC V2.8: REL055000
    ECPA Christian Book Category: CLVSPLPRY
    Ingram Subject Code: RP
    Libri: I-RP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25800
    BISAC V2.8: ART028000
    DC22: 248.3/2
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 248.32
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HRCR1
    BISAC V2.8: REL087000, REL012080, REL052010, ART035000
    LC classification: BV227 .M32 2007
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: QRM, WFA, QRVJ1, AGZ, QRVJ2, AGR
    Publisher
    Paraclete Press
    Imprint name
    Paraclete Press
    Publication date
    01 June 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Orleans, MA
    Review quote
    Sybil MacBeth would like to help people draw closer to God-literally. She's developed a simple new approach to prayer described in her book Praying in Color, to be released in April by Paradete Press. She talked about her method recently with Associate Editor Mary Jacobs. Here are excerpts. Tell me about your approach to prayer. I would describe it as visual way to pray. I started praying this way about four years ago, when I had a whole slew of friends who had cancer all at once. I didn't know what to pray. I got tired of the saying the same old things: "Please, God, make them better, make them comfortable." I'm a doodler. One day I was sitting on my porch doodling and I realized I had put the name of somebody in one of these shapes. I thought "I don't know what to say but Jean sit with this person in prayer. I can do that by drawing and coloring and constantly keeping my attention focused on the person and lifting him up to God" And that's how it got started. Do you need to have artistic ability to do this? Absolutely not. I can't draw a cat. But I love color. I think that's one of the reasons that it works for me. Describe the steps you take. I night draw a shape first. Then I'll put the name of a person I want to pray for in the shape. Or, sometimes I'll put a name for God in the first shape. I don't try to force words because the words sometimes get in the way. Then I'll draw around the shape. I'll do squiggles or curlicues or lines, just different shapes-just to keep my hand moving and always my attention on lifting the person up to God. I'll spend 3-5 minutes on the person. Then I'll move to another spot on the page and do another shape and pray for another person who is on my mind. So it might end up with one person on the page or I might have ten, depending on how many friends or family members need prayer. Then I'll often carry that sheet with me. Sometimes I'll put it on the fridge, or I'll put the sheet in front of an ico
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    "Maybe you hunger to know God better. Maybe you love color. Maybe you are a visual or kinesthetic learner, a distractable or impatient soul, or a word-weary pray-er. Perhaps you struggle with a short attention span, a restless body, or a tendency to live in your head. This new prayer form can take as little or as much time as you have or want to commit, from 15 minutes to a weekend retreat. ""A new prayer form gives God an invitation and a new door to penetrate the locked cells of our hearts and minds,"" explains Sybil MacBeth. ""For many of us, using only words to pray reduces God by the limits of our finite words. ""For more information, including author events, examples and contact information to request Sybil MacBeth to do a workshop, visit www.prayingincolor.com. Use Praying in Color to help with: -lectio divina -- reading the bible for spiritual growth -memorizing Scripture -prayers for discernment -creating a personal Advent or Lenten calendar -praying for enemies Praying in Color is ideal for: -Intergenerational Education Classes -Women's Meetings -Praying Workshops -Vacation Bible School and Summer Camp -Staff Retreats on Prayer -Summer Sunday School Classes -Wednesday Night Church-wide Programs -Senior Citizens Activity -Youth Confirmation Retreats -Men's Prayer Groups -Prayer Therapy During Convalescence -Kindergarten and Children's Prayer Training -Homeschooling, grades K-12 -Prison Ministry -Ministry to the hearing impaired -Ministry to the disabled ""This is the most invigorating and enabling book about prayer that I have seen in years! Wry, funny, accessible, wise beyond all appearances, and deeply spiritual, MacBeth warms the soul as well as the heart. So will praying incolor."" - Phyllis Tickle, compiler, The Divine Hours"