Pray and Color: A Coloring Book and Guide to Prayer is the latest addition to the Praying in Color family of books. A dozen years ago Sybil combined doodling and coloring with a desperate need to pray for her friends and started to “pray in color” by accident. This accidental way to pray became her regular, intentional way to pray, a practice she shared in the book Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God (2007).
Sybil assumed that if she could doodle, anyone could. In leading more than 150 workshops and retreats on Praying in Color, she has met people who feel uncomfortable drawing or doodling. But they do like to color.
Her newest book is a coloring book. But unlike a basic coloring book, the thirty-two coloring pages of Pray and Color are designed as templates for prayer. The first part of the book is a guide to prayer for the pages and introduces fourteen different ways to pray:
Prayers for Others Prayers for Myself Disgruntled Prayers
Gratitude or Gruntled Prayers Praise or Adoration Prayers
Confession or Regret Prayers Spending Time with God Prayers
Blessing Prayers Praying for Your Enemies Praying a Passage of Scripture
Praying Your To-Do List Daily Inventory Prayer–Examen Hodgepodge Prayers
Praying in Calendars
Here are some of the coloring pages:
Here are examples of an Intercessory Prayer and a Gratitude Prayer on two of the coloring pages: