Sometimes I don’t know how to begin my prayer drawing so I start with a “template” or form. The prayer below was from my time in Paris a few weeks ago–for my family members who were thousands of miles away. I drew wavy lines or, if you’re into mathematics, sine and cosine curves. The curves gave me a place to start. The hills and valleys provided places for names. Then with just a black pen I added lines, teeth, dots, arcs, squares…. The simple strokes helped me to focus my time and attention on my loved ones.