Creative Prayer Ideas
“For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible…” - Colossians 1:16
There are so many ways to connect with God. Try some of these simple ideas to creatively express your praise, petition and adoration as you pray.
1. USE A PAINTBRUSH
Painting – whether you see yourself as artistic or not – is a great way to embrace creativity in your prayers. Even if you don’t think of yourself as a painter, let go of trying to make something look beautiful, and focus on the process.
You could paint your representation of a Bible verse, paint specific words that God is saying to you, or ask God for a prophetic picture to put onto a piece of paper.
2. USE A CAMERA
Taking photos captures the everyday beauty in the world. Grab your camera and go for a prayer walk with the intention of taking photos of the beauty you see in people, buildings and nature.
As you pray, ask God to speak and reveal more of His creativity to you.
3. USE A PEN AND PAPER
Writing is something that we do less and less in our daily lives. However, taking the time to slow down and write is a great way to get creative in your prayer life.
Experiment with writing a short prayer poem or haiku. Rewrite a Psalm in your own words, or take the time to write your own liturgy.
Connect with God through the written word and allow the words to reach your mind and soul.
4. USE YOUR PHONE
We use our phones every day, so get creative and us yours to spark creative prayer ideas.
You might like to get practical and set reminders to stop and pray. Or, take inspiration from this blog, and pray for each person in your phonebook.
There are also some great prayer apps to inspire prayer, so integrate it into your daily routine.
5. USE YOUR SKILLS IN CREATIVE WAYS
We are all creative in different ways. If you’re not sure exactly what your skills are, take some time to pray and ask God what they are. Chatting to a good friend or family member could help too.
Then, figure out a way to turn your skill into prayer. If you’re great at baking, use that time to pray for God’s presence to reach the people you’re baking for. If you love running, integrate prayer into your routes.
There are no limits to our conversation with our creator, creative God: so try getting creative as you pray today!