Prayer is waking up to the presence of God no matter where I am or what I am doing. Barbara Brown Taylor An Altar in the World.
There is a difference between prayer and prayers. We are called to co-create with the living God yet often feel that expressing our creativity is discouraged. What stirs our creativity to pray without ceasing? Here is a list of the best books we have found.
Bill, Brent and Booram, Beth: Awaken Your Senses: Exercises for Exploring the Wonder of God
Benner, Juliet: Contemplative Vision: A Guide to Christian Art and Prayer
Brazzeal, David: Pray Like a Gourmet: Creative Ways to Feed Your Soul
Brookes, Mona: Drawing with children
Brussat, Frederic and Mary Ann Spiritual literacy: reading the sacred in everyday life
Cameron, Julia: The Complete Artist’s Way
de Mello, Anthony : Wellsprings
Edwards, Betty: Drawing on the right side of the brain
Fox, Matthew: Creativity – Where the Divine and the Human Meet
L’Engle, Madeleine: Walking on water
MacBeth, Sybil: Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God.
Sark: Make your creative dreams come real; journal and play!
Sine, Christine: Return to Our Senses: Reimagining How We Pray.
Smith, Mandy: Making a Mess and Meeting God: Unruly Ideas and Everyday Experiments for Worship
Stanley, Kelly O’Dell: Praying Upside Down: A Creative Prayer Experience to Transform Your time With God
Scandrette, Mark: Practicing the Way of Jesus: Life Together in the Kingdom of Love
Taylor, Barbara Brown: An Altar in the World; A Geography of Faith
Tutu, Desmond and Mpho: The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World
Valters Paintner, Christine: Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Christian Contemplative Practice.: Lectio Divina: the sacred art: transforming Words and Images into heart-Centered Prayer; The Artist’s Rule; Illuminating the Way;
Wolpert, Daniel: Creating a life with God: the call of ancient prayer practices
The Poetry as Prayer series, is also worth looking at as some of your favourite poets are highlighted here.