Writing is an art that takes time to develop. For some it comes easy, while others have to write countless drafts before anything is released. Regardless, we love to write, we love to share our stories, and we enjoy communicating with an attentive audience. May you be blessed as you convey your thoughts and feelings to others.
I pray that you would express your gifts, and hidden talents, through every writer. Allow them to flow with the moving of your Holy Spirit. Reveal to them great mysteries that you have kept hidden for them to discover. Enrich their minds and fan the flame of their hearts to take each reader along with them on their journey. Give them your passion, help them to keep their eyes focused on you, and move their spirit to capture every detail of your plan for their lives.
Thank you Father for each writer. May you cause them to prosper, draw them deeper into relationship with you, and let their writings be an inspiration and encouragment to everyone who follows in their footsteps. Amen.
Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the nations. Who will not fear you, Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.” (Revelation 15:3-4)
Lord God Almighty, you are most holy and most worthy of our praise. Your deeds are marvelous, your ways are absolutely perfect, and we come in reverence and awe of your majesty. We bring glory to your name, as we humbly bow down to worship you. Let your righteous acts continue to be revealed throughout the earth, for all the world to see. Amen.
Its not uncommon for us to worry, in fact many of us do. What matters is what we do with our worry. God’s Word shows us what we can do to leave our worry behind:
- Worry does not extend our lifetime, but rather shortens it. So, we are called not to worry. There have been many times when I have gone grocery shopping, and the store clerks have help me. Their responses on numerous occasions have been “no worries”, and this reminds me that I can choose not to worry.
- In every situation we can make our requests known to God. It doesn’t matter what is bothering us, God wants to hear about it. This means we can humble ourselves in recognizing our need for His help, be thankful that He hears our prayers, and boldly approach God’s throne of grace, because of the mercy of Jesus Christ.
- As we move in this direction with our requests, He promises us His peace. This peace is beyond our comprehension, and it safely guards our hearts and our minds. The author of this peace is Jesus Christ, for He gives us His peace, and He leaves us with His peace. It remains with us, so that we don’t have to be afraid.
Thank you for your Word, for within it you tell us how to overcome worry. Help us to follow your command not to worry. Give us the courage to speak to you about what bothers us. As we share our hearts with you, may we be thankful that you hear our prayers, and that you promise to answer us. May your peace surprise us, as you calm our troubled hearts. We welcome your peace to guard our hearts and our minds, for you know how to do this for each one of us. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.