Encouragement and Ammunition for the army

Thoughtful Prayers for Every State of the United States of America

artful prayer for colorado

I pray for Colorado and all it contains. I pray that its heart would beat with the heartbeat of heaven and come into alignment with its divine purpose. I pray each heart in the state comes into alignment with the heartbeat of peace and hope and that each would have courage to fulfill its destiny. I pray the soul of Colorado would be healed and whole and be at peace. I pray each person would have a renewed sense of purpose and hope that they can achieve it. I pray the spirit of Colorado would reignite with the light of truth and remembrance that each person and the state as a whole is nothing without providence. I pray that the mind of Colorado would be free from any confusion or apathy and that it would see clearly the way forward. I pray all the resources and infrastructure of the state would be managed well for the use and enjoyment of today and tomorrow. I pray those in management of the resources, human and otherwise, of the state would have wisdom to know the best way forward for all. I pray those in leadership and government would fulfill their true purpose and destiny and serve their constituents well so that each person and place in the state would flourish and the nation and the world would be blessed.

In a world of turmoil and uncertainty, prayer is a powerful weapon to stay at peace in the midst of the storm. I began these pieces as a way to remain at peace, and to do war in the spirit for God’s truth and light to break through in every state of the USA.

Zechariah says this: Then the LORD showed me four craftsmen. And I said, “What are these coming to do?” And he said, “These are the horns that have scattered Judah so that no one lifts up his head; but these craftsmen have come to frighten them, to throw down the horns of the nations who have lifted up their horns against the land of Judah in order to scatter it.”

I invite you to join with me as we use our creative weapons of warfare and saturate the atmosphere of the USA with prayers for God’s redemption and salvation. Even if you are not in the USA, but have a heart to pray for those of us who are, your prayers are equally welcome.

Ammunition for the Army:

I created a Painting and a Prayer for all 50 States:

artful prayers for 50 states all images

Ammunition for the Army:

What Others are Saying:

This prayer is so right on & right on time. Thank you!!!
A much needed & appreciated prayer focus. I love how the painting illustrates the prayer. Your are a gifted, gift to the Kingdom Alice!
Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us! It was a lovely way to start my day.
Amen! This speaks directly into a situation that we are walking through. Praying for wisdom on what strategy and course of action is needed. Beautiful, thank you!
This is so right-on-time I can’t even tell you. I need this prayer!
These are such a beautiful blessing! Thank you so much!
Thank you. So far, they've all been for me. Especially today ♡♡♡ although I think I felt that way about the last one too
Thanks again Alice, these are beautiful prayers.
Alice, you are amazing. I love the way you combine visual & verbal prayer.
I needed this! I Love it!! Thank you! Beautiful!!
These visual & verbal prayers are like an ointment to our internal needy places. Thank you for letting Holy Spirit lead you into this. So helpful, so healing!
I receive this prayer & the effects of it. Also agree with this prayer for others.
Alice, the prayers, paintings, prayer-paintings are so powerful!!! Thank you for giving your time, treasure & talent to intercede in this way. I appreciate you so much.
I love the simplicity of these but love the powerful meaning!
Yes Lord! Amen!!! These prayers are so helpful and hopeful especially this time of year with family.
That’s awesome. I feel that the timing of this is right on & very prophetic. I don’t know why. Excellent!!!
This is a good targeted prayer! Thank you, sis!
Thank you, these are reaching deep.

Ammunition for the Army:

photo of alice briggs, artist

Hi! I’m Alice Briggs, the artist behind these pieces. I was in a mentorship program for artists, and Matt Tommey kept saying that God was raising up an army of artists. That thought stuck with me, as my prayer has always been that my work would bring the colors of peace where ever it goes.

With all that’s happening in the United States and around the world, I began doing these simple pieces and writing out prayers to go with them. I find that I tend to focus in on one aspect of a person or place, but felt that I needed to be sure and include all aspects with these: body, mind, heart, soul, and spirit.

As I post them online, I’m always amazed at how well they are received, and how they bless those who choose to read and receive. I’m thrilled to offer you a variety of ways of interacting with them for your encouragement or ammunition for your prayers. 

Feel free to use them in whatever way you feel led.

About the Book

All 50 paintings with all 50 prayers available as in ebook, paperback, and hardcover editions. Signed copies also available.

The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds

About the Adventure

Embark on an extraordinary journey with “Artful Adventure for 50 States,” a unique experience that brings the divine synergy of art and prayer directly to your doorstep. In a world that moves at lightning speed and is filled with chaos, take a moment to pause, breathe, and immerse yourself in beauty and contemplation. 50 Daily or weekly art images are accompanied by profound prayers—an invitation to a deeper, more reflective life filled with peace, hope, and joy.

Choose your path: the daily traveler or the weekly wanderer. Each day or week, depending on your chosen rhythm, a new installment of Artful Prayers will grace your inbox or mailbox. These aren’t just images; they are gateways to contemplation, meditation and peace. Each is accompanied by a prayer that echoes the depth and emotion of the artwork. Whether through email or postal mail, your Artful Adventure awaits.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

What are Artful Prayers?

Artful Prayers are unique experiences that combines the power of prayer and the beauty of art to inspire individuals to transform their lives and communities. 

Are these original art pieces?

Yes, every piece was created by Alice Arlene Briggs. All are painted by hand in pen and watercolor.

Why Ecumenical?

I’ve attended many different churches. Often, I notice that people tend to focus on the differences in the outward appearances of worship, rather than what unites us. Every group of people tends to develop their own language and style. And, not all groups agree on the meaning of some theological concepts. I distilled the prayers down into simple language that I believe most, if not all, can agree on. In these times of division, unity is a powerful tool. 

Are these political?

If by political, you mean am I pushing for one political party or another to win? Absolutely not. I’m constantly reminded of Joshua when he asked the angel of the Lord, “Are you for us or for our enemies?” The angel of the Lord’s answer was, “Neither.” These prayers seek to have God’s will and truth be known and manifest in the earth. In that way, they will have a political outcome, in that they will affect society and its governance, but I have a suspicion that it might look different than any of us can imagine. Whatever the best is, that’s what I believe God knows and wants as well, so I’m praying in alignment with and for that best.

How can I share my experiences with the Prayers and Adventures?

We love to hear from participants on the adventures! Please hit reply to any email or tag us on social media @alicearleneb.

What if I'm new to prayer or don't pray regularly?

Artful Prayers and Adventures are suited for everyone, regardless of their experience with prayer. Each prayer can help beginners start their journey and offer a fresh perspective to those who pray regularly.

How does Artful Adventures work?

Once you sign up, you will receive regular digital or physical deliveries of original artwork along with powerful, focused prayers. These are designed to guide you in your personal reflection providing a structured yet flexible way to incorporate prayer and contemplation into your daily life. 

  • Emails are delivered either daily or weekly.
  • Letters are mailed weekly singly or in packets of 7.
  • Prints are mailed weekly singly or in packets of 7.

You talk about peace, but also action, how does that work?

It’s human nature to swing from one extreme to another, and to believe that things are mutually exclusive when they are not. Peace and action are two of these. We so often tend to think of peace as being the guru on the top of a mountain, away from it all and quiet. We tend to think of action being lots of movement and activity, possibly excessively so. I believe that the truth lies in the middle. We are to be active while remaining at peace. To be at peace inside as we move about the world doing good and living our lives. Peaceful action – ad Christ exemplified during his earthly ministry. He accomplished a lot, went lots of places and did a lot of things, but he was at peace. 

How does the artwork contribute to the experience?

Each piece of art is thoughtfully created to complement the prayer themes and serve as a visual reminder of your journey. Artwork can elevate mood, provide inspiration, and serve as a focal point during contemplation or group discussions.

My prayer group would like to do this together. Are there group discounts?

We encourage you to form groups of like-minded people and join together to pray. Power and effectiveness of prayer is amplified when you are agreeing with others. Group discounts start at 5 participants. Please contact us with your needs, and we’ll get you set up.

Can I choose between digital and physical deliveries?

Yes, Artful Prayers for 50 States is available as an ebook and in paperback or hardcover. Artful Adventure for 50 States offers both email (digital) and physical mail options. You can select your preference when you sign up, depending on whether you enjoy the convenience of digital access or the tangible experience of physical items.