Rachel Hackenberg shares a weekly prayer prompt every Friday. Here's today's:
Today's prompt comes from Writing to God: Kids' Edition, my second book and an engaging resource to encourage young readers in prayer. One of my favorite prompts in the Kids' Edition is endless with possibilities for prayer:
"What's your favorite color? What do you like about that color?
As you think about your favorite color, can you imagine anything that God has
in common with that color? For example, if you like blue because it's
a beautiful color for the sky,you could say that blue is beautiful...and God
is beautiful too! Describe how God is like your favorite color."
(Paraclete Press 2012, pg 56)
Don't be afraid of prayer-writing playfully in response to this prompt, nor should you be surprised if the prompt inspires a thoughtful prayer from your pen. I hope that you'll share your prayers as comments on my blog, Faith and Water; I'm eager to learn what colors you choose -- fuschia, any one?
GOD IS GREEN
God is great, God is green
Like the Green Man
Like the heartbreaking color of new leaves in Spring
Like the hoary color of my tired tomato leaves in the hot July summer air
Like the cedars, fluttering like enormous living parasols
outside my window each day
The first color of them all was green
and everything grew out of it
We thank God with big green smiles and hands clapping
because God is green.