Listening & Responding to the Holy Spirit in a Visual Way
1. Be still, take a few deep breaths, close your eyes & be aware of how you feel.
What is on your mind? What are you concerned about?
2. Focus on God: who He is, what He’s done, what He looks like… Imagine yourself
letting go of your concerns, placing them in God’s hands.
3. Be open, listen for revelation, and ask God to give you a greater awareness
of His presence, His vision, and meaningful imagery
4. When you feel ready, pick up a drawing tool and begin to draw/doodle what
hear/see/feel on one side of open sketchpad (on the left side if you’re right handed
and on the right side if you’re left handed). Let go of control and let God lead.
5. When you’re finished, look at the artwork, thank God for it, and listen to what
God is saying to you.
6. Write on opposite page what you see/hear God saying to you through it.
• Don’t push your own ideas or expectations on the artwork. It is not about making
good artwork. It is about listening to the Lord and responding using a visual language.
• With eyes closed scribble how you feel; open them at any moment you feel
led and continue drawing if desired.
• Draw a circle and then begin
• Paint/color, & then draw on top
• With eyes closed scribble to music. Open your eyes, (or not) as you feel led
• Meditate on a passage of Scripture (Lectio Divino) and/or prayer/s of the
Saints while drawing
• Incorporate words or phrases into the visual portion of your prayer
• Use other mediums such as collage, clay or wire sculpture