Speaking of praying with color

September 24, 2010 — Leave a comment

Drawing is only half the prayer. The other half is transporting the visual memories, in your mind or on paper, so you can pray through the day…The images are a visual reminder, like sanctus bells that remind us to pray.

Sybil MacBeth

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Pray without ceasing.

I Thessalonians 5:17

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A wise old writer in the Apocrypha, describing the occupation of working men in most vivid language, ends up with these words: “They will maintain the fabric of the world, and in the handiwork of their craft is their prayer.”

For my part I whole-heartedly believe that the serious exercise of a man’s art is itself an act of worship, and that the offering of the very best that is in him, be it poem, picture or sculpture, nobly conceived and wrought, or whatever mighty work of the inspired imagination, is a song of praise and thanksgiving, or maybe a poem of intercession for God’s creatures.

It is for the Church, as I believe, to welcome the artist, to rejoice in his inspiration as springing from God, from Whom cometh every good and every perfect gift.

George Kennedy Allen Bell

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This Week’s Special
Honor the Lord, you heavenly beings,
honor the Lord for His glory and strength.
Honor the Lord for the glory of His name.
Worship the Lord in the splendor of His holiness.

Psalm 29:1-2

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