“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.” (Revelation 21:7)
“And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.” (Revelation 22:1)
“He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” (John 7:38)
Scripture passages, affirming their truth, and making art combined – used as a visual focal point – can be a profound yet relaxing mode of prayer and contemplation that helps build our faith. It is also helpful to play soothing, uplifting spiritual music while doing this, which creates a reverent and harmonious atmosphere, conducive to bringing us into a greater awareness of God’s Presence. A suggestion is to use instrumental background rather than vocal, if music is used. If it’s vocal music, the words can become distracting and pulling away attention from the work, since the focus is scriptural texts combined with affirmations based on them.
Another helpful part of this is to look up and study or consider other related cross references to round out the focused subject, such as the theme here of living water or the river of life.