As I adhered the prayers to the page for this painting,
waves of emotion, vulnerability and connection
rolled through me
and came to being
as soft-song tears in my eyes,
released into rivers of color
in awe-drenching gratitude
on my cheeks.

Laid together, side by side,
the prayers were like a radiant quilt
of passion and desire,
aching and yearning,
appreciation and love
and the truths of human experience & resiliency
found in the depths
of every woman’s heart and essence.

The content is sacred and private,
between pray-er and creator,
but it is Universal, too.
And that is what overcame me so strongly
as I listened, and painted
and held your prayers
in heart to hand to art.

We are all more alike than we are different.
With the same basic desires and intentions,
fears and uncertainties…
with the same potential and power to heal,
nestled in the light of our heartminds and bellysouls,
weaving us together, one spirit to another.

Knowing this helps strengthen
compassion and understanding,
patience and non-attachment.
From there, we can resolve
to pray, together,
from right where we are,
however we choose to pray,
expecting no more, no less
than to play our own special part in this energetic journey
of Life witnessing Life in dynamic, creative transformation.

I thank each of you for allowing me the honor to witness You,
and for witnessing me in return.
May you see your deepest visions & desires manifest into living reality.

~ hali

In prayer, from 40 women around the world, we pray for:

All of HUMANITY    MOTHER EARTH & her creatures    
STRENGTH & Courage to follow dreams & INTUITION      
To LET GO     for CONNECTION     to LEAD with grace      
to know the NEXT STEP    for HEALING
for MORE TIME    for OTHERS     for JUSTICE      
for FORGIVENESS    for RELATIONSHIPS
for GUIDANCE     for LOVE & TRUST     
 for Family of blood & heart     
for greater COMPASSION     
for POSITIVITY in the face of challenge     
for RELIEF from pain    for FREEDOM     for CLARITY   
to recognize ABUNDANCE & BLESSINGS      
for CHILDREN  & Parents     for PLANTS
for MAGIC    for UNDERSTANDING      
for SELF-CONFIDENCE     for GRACE      
for EACH OTHER     
that we may always remember 
     to PRAY, to LISTEN, to Trust, and to participate ….

I would LOVE to hear your thoughts about this process, as it was deeply moving for me, so please be sure to comment below or send me a note with any thoughts or questions at all. Thanks!

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If you would like to see the original invitation for this prayer painting, click HERE.
If you would like to read an update from during the process of its creation, click HERE.

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