C’mon along with me for a snazzy way to engage prayer! This way is colorful. This way is expressive. This way gets your fingers moving and your eyes shining. Discover the DELIGHT of Prayer Squares!
What ARE Prayer Squares?
Well, in very simplistic terms, Prayer Squares are a simple 4-step visual prayer process with simple materials (pencil, black marker and some color) to bring delight and surprise to your prayer life in only ten to fifteen minutes per Square.
CREATE YOUR 2022 PRAYER SQUARES VISUAL STORY
You’re invited to join me to create one Prayer Square per week (x52) in 2022.
On the first of the month, I’ll send you the complimentary themes for each week.
You have permission to “take them” or “leave them.”
Each square takes about 10 to 15 minutes to make and
gives you a way to connect in visually with Divine Love.
Grab a friend or two to join you!
First off, I want to say: There is no pressure here, okay?!
If you miss a week, a month — No worries! Honestly.
This is about RELATION:
Relating to yourself through a prayer practice, hearing where your heart is.
This is about CREATION:
Making regular time to come back to working with your hands and some color.
This is about RUMINATION:
Spending time to connect with the Divine through a restful process.
This is about RETURN:
A practice to come back to when you need to BE with Divine Love.
I’d love to have your presence to create with me through the year.
Sign up below to receive your complimentary monthly prompts.
Connect with me:
Tag me on Instagram @soulkindling
Email me your squares at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Soul Kindling Wisdom Circle, a private Facebook group
where Maternal Wisdom, Spiritual Formation and Creating is the core of our circle
COME VIEW THE VIRTUAL COMMUNITY MOSAIC CREATED
BY 40+ INDIVIDUALS OF OVER 300 PRAYER SQUARES FROM APRIL – MAY 2020
A SAMPLE OF JANUARY PROMPTS
These prompts are a gentle invitation asking you to engage the prayer of your heart.
If one doesn’t resonate, then simply release and allow your own prayer to flow through.
Sign up to receive the monthly prompts.
Week One: Begin Anew
Week Two: Awakening
Week Three: Illumination (Full Moon)
Week Four: Tension
Week Five: Earth Prayer
A 5-MINUTE VIDEO TO SHARE HOW PRAYER SQUARES CAN BECOME A STORY
Prayer Squares – Individual Practice PDF Download
Prayer Squares are designed as a bite-size creative practice to lead you to surprise and delight in your prayer life. Moving through four simple steps, you’ll experience how prayer comes to life in a fresh way in only five to ten minutes per square. The materials needed are a pencil, a black permanent marker and color of your choice (I use watercolors, but you can use markers, colored pencils, etc.)
In this 10-page Participant’s Guide E-book, I’ve included the list of materials you’ll need, the 4-step process, a link to a video and three sets of 12-day themes for you to play with: Twelve Elements of Living Well; Twelve Day Blessing for Transitions and Twelve Prayers for Healing. Prayer Squares can be created daily for twelve days. Or, three times per week over four weeks. Or, find your own groove that works for you!
Ally Markotich is on a quest to guide others to live, love and lead linked to their sacred imagination. She’s a Visual Scribe of Sacred Story and Soul Practitioner of Creative Formation. Ally is the creator of Soul Kindling LLC, an online sanctuary at the intersection of innate creativity and sacred imagination. An advocate for maternal Wisdom, Ally upholds belonging, ritual, celebration and individual voice as imperative elements of the whole. She invites participants to gently tend the narratives of their lives to move forward with confidence, self-love and vision. She is certified as a Red Thread Guide and Intentional Creativity® Teacher from Musea and in Spiritual Formation from Columbia Theological Seminary. She graduated with a BFA (Graphic Design) from Alfred University (1999). She is an active guild member of Musea trained by artist Shiloh Sophia. On any ordinary day, you may find Ally walking her yellow lab, driving her kids to school or staring out the window dreaming up colorful ideas.