Creativity and prayer allow us to see the truth about ourselves. Whether painting or praying, I learn about myself and areas of my life that need God’s healing. Painting offers guidance and helps to heal the hurts of the past, in much the same way prayer does. Through an unending process of self-discovery, creativity and prayer move us into wholeness. They afford an encounter with self-knowledge and lead to the joyful truth of our existence.
—Karla M. Kincannon, Creativity and Divine Surprise: Finding the Place of Your Resurrection (Upper Room Books, 2005)
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Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; save me, and I will be saved; for you are the one I praise.
—Jeremiah 17:14 (NIV)
Prayer for the Week
Help me discover my God-given creativity and find the sacred in each God-given moment.
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