Instead I decided to put “clouds” around the phrases. I stitched the words of a phrase onto the fine canvas, and cut a cloud shape around it. Then I stitched the pale purple background through both canvasses, and finally stitched down the outer edge of the fine canvas. with heavier silver threads. This sets off the phrases nicely and the higher relief of the phrases works to emphasize the verse.
Prayer: Father, we thank You that our savior is always there to open the door for us when we knock!