Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A Writer's Prayer

Edie here. I was fortunate to speak at the Mid-south Christian Writers Conference this spring and met April Thompson. April was our emcee, but is also a talented writer in her own right. When she shared this Writer's Prayer, I knew it was something I needed to hear, and something I wanted to share with you. Please give her a warm, Write Conversation welcome!

A Writer's Prayer
by April Thompson @AThompson_WREG3 

Lord you have put this desire in my heart
to tell others through words what you would have them to hear.

Let me use it wisely, carefully and guided by you...
not to give myself glory or riches, but to give you glory and those I reach a path to real living in you.

Help me to boldly write the words that you want written
      ...not afraid of judgment or condemnation,  for if the words are from you, they are true.

This is a noble calling I don't take lightly.
You have trusted me to be a voice for you.
Speak to me...give me the heart to feel, the ear to hear and the courage to write.

TWEETABLE

April Thompson is an Anchor and Investigative Reporter at WREG TV News Channel 3 (CBS) in Memphis, TN. April is an avid writer who has spent nearly 30 years writing, reporting and anchoring television and radio news stories across the Southeast. Her detailed and straight-forward ability to relate to all audiences has resulted in accolades and awards. With a desire to find deeper meaning in her work and also in her calling as a Christian, April embarked on writing her first Christian novel. She enjoys meeting other authors, speaking to audiences and emceeing public events. Connect with April Thompson on Facebook (April Thompson) and Twitter @AThompson_WREG3.

19 comments:

  1. What a discerning prayer for Christian writers! I've just prayed it for myself and for writer friends. The Lord is surely going to bless April's venture into novel writing.
    Elva Cobb Martin, Pres. ACFW-SC Chapter www.elvamartin.com

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  2. Beautiful prayer. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. How appropriate! A good prayer sentiment that should remain with each Christian writer every moment of every day. What a difference it would make in what and how we write!

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  4. Beautiful prayer. Thanks for sharing it, Edie!

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    1. Thank you. I do appreciate Edie for sharing!
      April

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  6. Very nice! Thank you for sharing it.

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  7. April, I couldn't do this writing thing without the Lord. Loads of prayers go into it. Thank you for sharing your special prayer.

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    1. May God be the ink in our pens! God is good.
      April

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  8. I loved that prayer when April read at the conference. She was such a wonderful emcee.

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    1. Thanks so much! I enjoyed being with you.
      April

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  9. Amazing prayer, and one I will keep close to my heart. It's a good reminder to give our writing to the Lord instead of worrying about it so much ourselves.

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    1. Yes, we must trust him for our words.
      Thanks for your kind ones.
      April

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  10. April did a great job of keeping the focus right where it needed to be, as did you, Edie.

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    1. It was a great conference all around.
      Thank you
      April

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