My friends Lois and Susan are both struggling with physical issues. One friend has a serious broken ankle. The other has recurring back problems. This prayer started with a simple, wiggly diagonal line. On the top of the line I drew a cloud-like shape for Lois; on the bottom I drew a cloud-like shape for Susan. As I prayed for my friends, I added lines, dots, and color. Drawing helps me to sit with Lois and Susan in prayer and silence without my body or my thoughts becoming too much of a distraction.
Saying the line “Look to the Lord and His strength” from the Psalms helps me to concentrate and to refocus when my mind starts to wander. Strength of the body is what I also hope for Lois and Susan.