Healing Prayer Mandala

A Creative Prayer Practice Tutorial

A prayer mandala can be simply defined as a prayer or meditation enclosed within a circle either with or without a geometric layout. Prayer mandalas are known the world over and they are not new to Christianity. St. Hildegard of Bingen of the 12th century adopted the practice of creating circular visual meditations. By the 13th century, cathedral builders routinely incorporated such designs into floor patterns and rose windows.

Creating prayer mandalas is a wonderful art that can deepen and enrich an individual’s prayer life and practice. This tutorial will guide you through the creation of a prayer mandala and includes a demonstration of simple watercolor techniques.

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