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.
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.