The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Draw your prayers

For me it started last year with a bulletin notice about an "Artful Praying" class at my church, Faith Lutheran in O'Fallon, Ill. But Judy Clark Murashigi, the member who leads the class, has for 10 years sat in silence several times a week with Scripture, prayer and problems.

An art therapist, Murashigi found that her thoughts manifested in images. Letting God guide her, those images progressed from line and color to shape and form. A circle, she discovered, enhanced her focus. Realizing that God used her drawing and journaling to teach her great lessons, Murashigi was inspired to create a Sunday class drawing, literally, on her experiences.

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