Thursday, February 9, 2017

New Prayer Loft Tab

This week I have added a Prayer Loft tab to the Creative Living Well site. I have been creating prayer lofts for my church for about 6 years. They are intended to inspire one to worship and reflect on various truths about God. I wanted them to have hands on ways for people to connect with God in prayer. It is a form of visual praise and worship rather than the familiar sung worship.

When I first presented the idea to my pastor and other leaders. I was pretty sure they would think I was a bit crazy.

The idea after all came from a vision that I had. I had tried to capture what I saw and had drawn my proposal on to 3x5 cards.

I told them I wanted to create a river flowing down from heaven onto a sandy beach filled with jewels and stones. You could pray by writing in the sand or lighting a candle.

They said yes go for it! So I got my friend Donnie Covert to design and build a big sand box type counter in the area that had once been a choir loft at the church and I started working on the banners. There were a number of people who pitched in and helped sew things to the banners. It was my friend Lisa Johnson who helped create the wonderful fish.  Not sure where these banners have gone - they are probably lost in a bin in my basement. I'm sure they will surface again one day.

At that time I was able to create and install the prayer lofts and they would stay up for several months. In our new building they have to be designed in a way that they can go up and down each week.

                                                  Anyway I will be adding these and other prayer loft projects to the Prayer Loft tab. I've done at least 4 per year. I hope I will be able to find photos of the older ones.

Prayer Rocks

In the Devotional Tab I have added the five Advent readings that I wrote to go along with The For To Us Prayer Loft based on Isaiah 9. I needed to link them to the post in the Prayer Loft Tab so it seemed a good time to add them.

Hope you enjoy the site and will tell others about it.
Please check back I have tons of stuff I need to add and will be posting as often as I can.

Blessings, Margot

The River Prayer Loft - the very first prayer loft!

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