Thank you, God, for words and language,
for the mental, tactile, and often emotional pleasure of words on paper.
Thank you for the joy of a well-turned phrase,
the satisfaction of just the right word,
the beauty of an artful description,
or finely tuned sentence.
Thank you for the honor of reflecting your image (2 Corinthians 3:18)
in thinking and wording things into being (John 1:1),
bringing dead things—ideas, letters, pages—to life (Ephesians 2:5)
and calling into existence things that do not exist (Romans 4:17).
Grant life to me today.
Grant life to my thoughts.
Grant life to my words.
Grant life to my writing,
in Jesus’ name, amen.
Bob, this is really lovely, and a gift. A balm, this morning.
Our family’s been touched by horror this week, and our church family by Uvalde.
Thus, the thoughts below.
Dear God, this week you’ve made it clear,
as hopes and dreams are laid to rest,
as Satan mocks what we hold dear,
bad language may be of the best
to say the things that can’t be borne
(not gracious words’ inanity);
when the world’s been rent and torn,
that is itself profanity,
and calls not for a meek riposte,
but rather full-throat cry of rage;
please lead me now, my Lord of Hosts,
from dread sorrow’s misty cage
unto a place where I may start
to make a difference with this art.
Thank you, Bob. Sometimes injecting life into words is more difficult than other times. Your prayer contains the lifeline to the source of all life.
Amen, Andrew …
Pam, thank you.
Beautiful way to start my writing day. Thank you.
Lester L. Stephenson
The poem would be much better without the four Bible references. All are a gross misapplication of Scripture.
Thank you, Bob, for your diligence in succinctly putting together your blogs. Each part of your message today was well done. May He may say to you someday: well done, thou good and faithful servant.
This is just what I needed this afternoon. Thank you.
Thank you Bob for helping writers put into perspective the One who holds our awe.
Amen. I pray and ask God for guidance with my writing.
Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D.
Bob, thank you for all the hours you and your colleagues put into helping us become better writers.
Amen, Bob, and Amen Andrew.
Encouraged to live a life of meaning and purpose. Words Matter! I pray that my words will be healing and a blessing.
I have a prayer & praise goal after years of struggling to clarify my writing purpose.
Give life to my readers
through Your Word
through my words.
Kristen Joy Wilks
Amen! A prayer I needed to bring to the Lord today!
Thank you for this and other prayers you’ve posted. I’ve made copies of them and keep them by my desk to pray one each day before I commence writing.
Thank you for your prayer. Talking to God in thanks for his gift of writing gave me good cheer today.
I also enjoy your prayer blog, Bob. Thank you for that, too.
OLUSOLA SOPHIA ANYANWU
Beautiful! God bless you.