Prayer Squares (Creative Practice)

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.)

Now available are the 10-page Partipant’s Guide E-book
and the 20-page Leader’s Guide E-book.


In this 10-page Prayer Squares 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 (the original twelve); 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!


As a guide, you are invited to introduce Prayer Squares, a 4-step creative spiritual practice, in the groups you facilitate and the communities you serve. This is created as a simple process with participation for all ages. The focus is on expression, not “perfection.”

In this 20-page Prayer Squares Leader’s Guide E-book, I’ve included the nuts and bolts of what you need to invite a group or community into this practice. This guide includes a reflection on creative prayer, an opening reading/poem on prayer, a teaching on the power of themes, how to structure the timeframe/experience, a list of materials, the 4-step process, a link to a video of the process and a video of completion and three sets of 12-day themes for you to play with: Twelve Elements of Living Well (the original twelve); Twelve Day Blessing for Transitions and Twelve Prayers for Healing. The Leader’s Guide also includes a few ideas for setting up a supportive community as well as additional ideas for taking this practice further. This guide is designed for the leader to engage with and spark ideas to craft your Prayer Square experience in the way it works for you.


Check out the Virtual Community Prayer Mosaic
of 300 squares created by many hands of people worldwide.