Praying in Color
Thursday, November 8, 2007 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
at Indianapolis Center for Congregations
303 N. Alabama St, Ste. 100, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Sybil MacBeth
Arts, Religion, Humanities
Event Format:
Adult of all ages, Seniors, Young adults (18-40), Youth (middle/high school)
Sybil MacBeth

Event Description:

When family and friends were diagnosed with a multitude of illnesses, Sybil could find no words for her prayers. Sitting on her porch, she picked up pen and colored markers and began to draw shapes. She wrote names in the shapes, then added lines, squiggles, dots, and doodles. She added color. When the drawing was finished, Sybil knew that she had prayed. Each mark of the pen and each stroke of color was a wordless act of hospitality—a nonverbal way to hold her family and friends in prayer and offer them into the care of God. Join Sybil MacBeth, author of Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God, in creating your own visual prayer. Learn the Praying in Color practice through an intercessory prayer exercise, and discuss its versatile uses with both children and adults. No artistic ability is necessary. Cost is $25 and covers art supplies, book, lunch, and snacks. Space is limited. Advance registration required by November 1. Register online at or e-mail Presented by the Indianapolis Center for Congregations.


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