Pope Francis has invited each one of us to enter into the Year of the Family from March 2021 to June 2022.
During this period where our intentional life and faith focus is placed on the family, the Diocese of Parramatta’s Mission Enhancement Team (MET) have designed 10 creative life in faith ideas for the school holidays.
Each day, discover creative, fun and engaging activities to connect with your family and with God and spark some faith-filled conversations through this user friendly, step-by-step resource offering quality time for connection both on and off your screen/mobile device.
We hope that by using this resource to enter into the Year of the Family, we can connect more with family and friends during this lockdown period.
Day Eight – Praying in colour
We often think of prayer as something we read, say or listen to. But prayer can be a visual experience. We all have a lens through which we see the world and for many of us, it is through art. The great thing is that you do not need to be a professional artist to engage in artistic prayer. One of the wonderful things about art is that it is accessible, regardless of age, ability or background. Children who may not be able to read or write can share their prayers through colours or pictures. Have a conversation with God through colour!
Jesus, sometimes our best prayers are not built out of words but out of textures, colours and tones. Thank you for allowing us the space to simply be with you and offering us the freedom to explore. Thank you for loving and inspiring us. Amen.
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