Friday, October 25, 2013

Doors to Prayer

With grace- 
joined to lead the women of
 New Hope Church, Lorton, Virginia
 at a Women's Retreat in Reston, Virginia.
The beautiful setting of the retreat 
showed much care and planning 
for the women attending.

A Welcome Setting

Simple and Beautiful Table Decor

Leader- Karenna Rowenhorst

Dynamic Worship music

Visual prayers 

A Thomas Merton Prayer Board
 by Creative Faith Artist Diane Marra

Our Time together Opened these
Doors to Prayer:

Pay Attention
Be childlike
Help Lord!
Watch and Give Thanks

The creators of an awesome prayer room

A Prayer Loom

Quiet reflective setting

Time to listen for His voice

Praying in Color

Experiential Time

Stories of the Blessings of the Prayer Journey

The prayer Panel- Answering tweets with prayer questions

Another sojourner shares prayer visuals

With thanksgiving for this community of women,
 a prayer ascends that the Holy Spirit 
meets each and every woman-
 right where they are.

"O, give thanks unto the Lord,
 for His mercy endures forever."
1 Chronicles 16:34

What door into prayer
 might you explore today?


  1. I love the pictures and the feel of the retreat. Can't wait to discuss with you! We are getting ready to do a 40 day prayer at my new church from the book Draw the Circle. Hope to show them how to take a faith journey in journaling! LOVE YOU

  2. Oh my goodness.. this looks like an awesome retreat... I need to know about the prayer loom and so many other things I saw... Can you give me more info? Prayer coloring...such wonderful ideas... thanks! Blessings1

  3. Patty- would be wonderful to talk to you about the resources for visual prayer!

  4. I just came across your site, which I love! Your bible art journaling is lovely. I am very intrigued by the pictures of your prayer retreat. I attended a prayer conference this week which was good, but I am soooo drawn to yours. What is a "prayer loom"? What are the tags on the branches? I've read about praying in color. So many questions based upon your pictures... Would have loved to have attended. Blessings to you...

    1. Creative Nana- send your email to me at that is probably the best place to answer your questions- thanks for stopping by!


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