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Sometimes, I find that praying can feel a bit bizarre. Talking to God, but completely inside your head can feel a little peculiar, and when there are so many things around you to distract you, how do you keep focusing upon the muddle of words floating around your head? One technique I’ve found recently and found helpful is to visualise my prayers! So today I wanted to share with you how you can visualise your prayers!

For me, visualising my prayers is a way for me to focus upon my prayers and the way in which I’m giving them to God. I create an image in my head that keeps me focused upon what I’m doing.

How can you visualise your prayers?

Depending on what you’re praying about, the way in which you choose to visualise your prayers may change. You could choose to visualise the specific things you are praying for, or the actual act of praying and giving your prayers over to God. Either way, focus your mind upon creating the scene in your head and allowing God to use that imagery you’ve created.

The ways you can visualise your prayers!

One of my favourite visualisation techniques is to visualise putting all my prayers into a bucket, or basket, and then visualising them being pulled up to heaven by God. On another occasion, when praying for a specific group of people, I visualised the act of putting each individual person into a basket, along with things to represent any specific issues that I want to pray for for that person. Another idea that I hope to try is visualising my way through stories such as the events of Holy Week, and praying over those events.

Why visualise your prayers?

For me, visualising my prayers allows me to focus upon giving those prayers over to God. I feel that this is helpful as it makes it clear that I have given those prayers to God and therefore no longer need to worry about them myself. This may be especially important for those struggling with feelings of guilt and shame. I also find visualisation a super helpful way for me to be fully present during my prayers and not allow my mind to wander too much. Lastly, I believe that the use of imagery is always a powerful way that God talks to us, so by allowing him to use the imagery already inside our head, we can be open to ‘watching’ what he is saying to us.

I hope this blog has been useful and do let me know if you try using visualisation in your prayers and how you find it! 

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4 Comments

  1. I like this idea! There are always times when we all struggle to stayed focused in prayer & I think this is a really practical tip. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you! I’m glad you found this useful!

  2. I bought a book about coloring your prayers, and I packed it away for a move so I can’t share with you the name but I started drawing out my prayers and that helps me Focus as well! Those of us who are very visual obviously needed this type of post! Thank you for sharing this, it’s already affecting my prayer life!

    1. That sounds awesome! I’m so glad you found this helpful!

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