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Praying in Color: Kid's Edition

Connect with God through art and prayer.

Praying in Color: Kid’s Edition
Praying in Color: Kid’s Edition
This playful book by Sybil MacBeth helps children get in touch with their inner artist and connect with God and others through prayer.

MacBeth, a math teacher and active member of her church, shows how children can use doodling as a means of spending time with God and opening their hearts to others. She suggests creating a prayer drawing using various shapes, working with different names of God, and adding the names of family members and friends inside the shapes. “Remember,” she writes, “praying in color is a way to pray with your eyes, your ears, and your hands. It invites yourmind, your heart, and your body into the prayer” (Paraclete Press).


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