We often think of prayer as something we read, say, or listen to. But prayer can also be a visual experience. You know that saying, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words.’ Images and music can often evoke deep feeling and meaning so art can bring another dimension to prayer.
We can use art for reflection or meditation as the work of art cam inspire us or we can even create a piece of art ourselves. Art has always been important in Christianity in frescos, paintings, icons, stained glass and they were often used as one of the first ways of understanding some of the great Biblical stories particularly before the printing press!
, which means ‘divine seeing’ and invites us to encounter the divine through images and similarly Audio Divina using music.
preparation by clearing your mind
looking at the image or listening
To use Visual art as an example
Creating our own art can be both a source of inspiration and a form of expression.