Prayer writers know that the simple prayer, “God help me,” is very effective. So, how does the adage, “God helps those who help themselves” impact prayer?Read More
A Prayer Writer's Journey
A blog written to inspire, encourage and support the spiritual practice of prayer writing.
Pysanky writer, Karen Hanlon shares her faith-filled passion for pysanky: “The end result is more than just a decorated egg. It’s prayer itself.”Read More
Pysanky writer, Fran Beaupre, shares her inspiring story and passion for pysanky; revealing that “pysanky helps you understand how blessed you are in the world.”Read More
Writing Prayer: A Reflection on Soul-Discovery. The “Bird of Paradise” pysanka is a prayer-inspiring reminder of the soul and the secrets of its discovery.
Resurrect the glorious essence of your soul. Be a radiant beacon of Light and Truth. March on – in the worldly battle to do good – with a joyful hymn of love and kindness.Read More
A Buddhist parable and its symbolism: A King and His Four Wives. Not wanting to be alone in the afterlife, the king said to his fourth wife: “I have loved you the most …….Read More
Of all the symbols informing the beauty of Ukrainian pysanky, the triangle – ancient and beloved – contains within its deceivingly simplistic construction symbolism that reflects…….Read More
Symbols on pysanky – the details and colors creating the dynamic beauty of Ukrainian Easter eggs (pysanky) ….Read More
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:5Read More
O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining, It is the night of our dear Savior's birth. Long lay the world in sin and error pining, Till He appear'd and the soul felt its worth……Read More
Thanksgiving. Gratitude. Inspiration: “If the only prayer you ever say in your life is ‘Thank You’ that would suffice.”Read More
“Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that will come, can depend on what you do……Read More
"Be Patient. Try to build your encouragement from the inside. This energy will give you the power to survive." This was the message that a Buddhist monk sent to…..Read More
The Soul: The Higher Self, The True Self, The Positive Self, The Radiant Self. The divine “image and likeness” of God within each person.
A member of The Healing Art of Writing class that I attend wrote about the effect an apartment fire had on a rose bush. How it ended for this nondescript rose was ….
The Six-Rose pysanka is a delight. Its ancient symbolic reference to God's all-pervading love is truly uplifting to prayer writers seeking…..Read More
Exploring this post will help you learn how scientific discoveries are supporting prayer writing, including the brain stem’s recticular activating system..Read More
Pysanky symbols – the details and colors that create the dynamic beauty of Ukrainian pysanky – are symbols that inherently convey deep meaning and purpose. A deeper look at the folklore….Read More
The following books are recommended for those seeking additional information regarding Ukrainian pysanky and the practice of prayer writing.
As a child, I was intrigued by the pysanky tradition my Ukrainian grandmother dearly loved. I learned early on how beeswax and colorful dyes could....