Tuesday, July 06, 2010

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday: My Prayer Journal

Everyday,
when I pray in the morning,
I draw in my journal,
or embellish bible verses.
It used to be that when I prayed
first thing in the morning,
I forgot what I read
and prayed about
in a few hours!
These are the bible verses
I meditated on this morning:
Hosea 10 and Matthew 10,
the Catholic church's readings for today.
Above is my rendering of Judas Iscariot.

We can all be like Judas if we
betray Christ by sinning
AND not repent.
But if we repent of our sins,
small OR big,
God is quick to forgive.
He has a very compassionate heart!
Simon Peter denied Jesus
three times.
But he cried when he realized
his sin, and repented.
He became a leader of the church.

Repentance
makes all the difference.
Here is what I prayed about yesterday.
I still remember
because of the drawing I made
of a woman harvesting!

Is there a special way that you pray?


Thank you to Julia
and to Mr. Dunnit

for my special
easel!
It's unbelievably generous
of both of you!

If you'd like to take a sneak peak
at what other people have on their work desk,
head over to Julia.
I guarantee you'll want to
join in on the fun!

46 comments:

  1. I really like the ATC you have placed in your new easel. And your drawings are so awesome. What a great art journal you are making.

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  2. oh love the atc you have placed,in your new easel,and your drawings are brilliant,great journal,hugs cheyrl xxxxx

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  3. Just stunning work hun xx

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  4. Busy desk this week hun!hugs judex

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  5. Great ATC that you have in the easel.
    Elaine

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  6. What a beautiful project you have done here.. this is amazing, and so much work has gone into it too!

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  7. No, actually there isn't...I guess I'm one of those people who think, 'He' is far too busy doing more important things, if my day is anything to go by, image what His must be like, probably timeless I guess, so I hope that any little thought of a prayer that might be in my head, if it's important enough, He will answer it in His own way, meanwhile... I do love your drawings in your journal and your ATC! Have a good day!
    (Lyn)

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  8. I've yet to start a journal.. well done you for your fine work.

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  9. fabulous idea to keep your thoughts and prayers in a journal! I haven't written in far too long...

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  10. What a lovely way of illustrating something special to you. Thanks for sharing it.
    A x

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  11. Good morning! Great journal and good idea to help you pray!
    I was going to say that i'm not religious and therefore don't pray but on thinking about it i have dreams and wishes and often think about how grateful i am for what i have, so perhaps my prayers are just in my head for the time being....

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  12. Patsy what a beautiful piece of work your Journal is, your artistry is fab. It speaks of a reinforcement of your faith on a daily basis. Marvellous.

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  13. Hi

    I absolutely adore the drawings and the way in which you pray it has got me thinking as to how to help my kiddies and I think that the way you do it may just help them!

    Have a great week!!!

    Joey.xxx

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  14. Loving the ATC and are n't those easels just the best!

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  15. that is absolutely wonderful!

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  16. Desmond Tutu is my Hero and he said ' if I diminish another, I diminish myself' if forgiveness is not an expression of unconditional love then I know not what is...

    I try to behave in a loving way rather than pray, but can understand a need to be in contact with God...

    Love your altered bible...

    Dx

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  17. Your journalling and artwork are great, loving that easel too ! x

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  18. What a wonderful idea, your drawings are beautiful. You should publish them
    hugs
    Enfys

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  19. what a fab way to remember your prayers

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  20. I think your praying journal is lovely!
    Hugs,
    Cardarian

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  21. what a super keepsake you're making for yourself and your family :0)

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  22. I never heard of a praying journal. This is beautiful! My prayers, conversations with God, seem to go on all day long. Blah, blah blah. I wonder if He gets sick of me?

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  23. Fabulous artwork there.

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  24. Love what you are doing with your journal ...and I too had my eye caught by the ATC

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  25. what an amazing way to remember your meditation. I can see the emotion invested in your journalling.

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  26. What a lovely journal. You draw so well and it will surely be something you WANT to visit every day.

    Mary Anne

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  27. This is a wonderful way to keep your prayers and thoughts, and a way to be able to go back are reread them, and keep track of answers.

    I keep a written journal mostly for my prayers and quiet times. But my general journal has them in too, as well as scripture or quotes I want to remember.

    Yes, we do have a loving and forgiving God!! :)

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  28. Wow, Patsy, your prayer journal is fabulous - love, love, love it!

    Be sure to stop by my WOYWW post today - there is a surprise waiting for you!

    Hugs
    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  29. I love what you are doing in your prayer time! I'll think about doing something like this too. Oh, how cool to illuminate a Bible with drawings like this. Some people would find that a bad thing but I think it would be powerful.

    And for those who are reading your blog and feel that God is far away and too busy to care about little details, well, it makes me so sad because God is so very personal. I love the book "The Misunderstood God" and think everyone should read it.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  30. What an amazing piece of work, and a great way of remembering what is important to you too.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  31. Wow, you're very very talented!! I love your blog- I just became a follower! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  32. Great desk, you have been busy.

    Hugs
    Penni
    X

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  33. love your easel & what a lovely way to record your beliefs
    C
    xx

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  34. What a wonderful idea to keep a prayer journal and draw in it everyday! That would help in memorizing verses! Thanks for sharing. God bless with much love.

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  35. An amazing way to capture your thoughts and prayers.

    xx

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  36. I love your idea of drawing and writing around your prayer study - a brilliant way to consolidate your thoughts and help you to reflect on them!

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  37. beautiful atc hun :0)
    *hugs* Heather x

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  38. Beautiful ATC and your drawing are wonderful. Such a busy desk!

    Lesley Xx

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  39. I love your artwork! I don't know how I haven't come upon your cool, cool blog before - I am tickled with the journal papers
    Amy

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  40. Thanks for commenting on my workspace. Nice to find a kindred spirit! You inspire me to work on all the book pages i've hoarded. Lol thanks! Have a beautiful day.

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  41. Beautiful journal hun x sorry am late getting around to your desk x

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  42. Great journalling!
    Thanks for the insight!
    Chrissie

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  43. What a wonderful way to keep the Scriptures fresh in one's mind....
    Great idea......

    Yes, we do have a wonderful and gracious God who is loving and forgiving..We are blessed.

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  44. I love your beautiful collages and the way you color and safe your prayers in your journal. So creative! I'm going to be a follower!

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  45. tis looking gorgeous hun x

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I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
:^) Patsy