Circular Prayer

Sep 12, 2010

Here is a prayer I drew starting with the name “Healing God.” I drew tiny lines, dots, and shapes in a circular pattern so I could keep my focus on the name. I added peoples names and prayed for them. Sometimes my prayers had words. Sometimes I just continued to draw and imagined the people in the care of our Healing God. With the circular drawing and a large piece of paper, I can expand the drawing over more than one prayer time.

This kind of ¬†circular drawing is often called a mandala. The 14th century Tibetan monk Longchenpa described a mandala as a “an integrated structure organized around a unifying center.” In the prayer doodles I draw, the unifying center is God.