Sunday, December 3, 2017

A Writer’s Advent Prayer

by Danetta Kellar @DanettaKellar

Do you ever wonder why words have such power? As writers we are obsessed with them. We dream about them and parse them while we are awake. We endlessly fixate on synonyms and sit at our desks deeply preoccupied with finding just the right word to express the ideas that surge like lightening through our spirits.

Words may just be the most powerful force we wield. Yes, love is powerful. Compassion is transformational. Generosity can be revolutionary. But words are the pen with which God engraves value and meaning upon the human heart.

Words were so important to God that He came as the Word Himself at Christmastime. The Savior, the Rescuer of human hearts, is Himself the Word incarnate. He is the Word.

All life-bringing words find their origin in Jesus. And all death-brandishing words are defeated by Him. He was the first, and He is the final, Word.

What words are hammering around in your mind today? Are they words of truth, of inspiration? Or are they condemning, heavy words, words which erode your joy and confidence like the perpetual drip of murky water in the depths of a deep, dark mountain cavern?

The Messiah is the Word who silences all others. He is the definitive Word, the dictionary where we find the meaning of all words. He is the divine thesaurus who opens our understanding to the secret mysteries of God’s love. Jesus is the proclaimer of words that are true and can never be made untrue. He is the one who walks among barren hearts, charred and laid waste by destructive words, and creates life instead.

Are you searching for words today? Are you so filled with toxic words that you can’t find the right words to refresh your soul and others’? There is a place you and I can go, must go to find the right words.

As we wait expectantly for Jesus this Christmas, let us pray a writer’s Advent prayer: 

Come, Word of God, come. Come into my heart 
and silence all words but Your own. Amen.

A Writer's Advent Prayer - inspiration from @Danetta Kellar on @EdieMelson (Click to Tweet)

"As we wait expectantly for Jesus this Christmas, let us pray a writer’s Advent prayer." @DanettaKellar (Click to Tweet)

Danetta Kellar is a writer, blogger, and speaker. Her interesting life has taken her around the globe, where she has had the privilege to witness firsthand the transformation of women from all walks of life and culture as they exchange lies for the Truth found in Christ. 

Her writing flows out of this rich experience and her own continual search for treasures in life’s darkness. Connect with Danetta online through her blog, Riches Out of Darkness, and on Facebook, or Twitter. 


  1. Danetta, Beautiful. I love the prayer. May all words be silent in my head and heart but His. Have a blessed Christmas.

    1. Thank you Cherrilynn. Yes, may you be given a special gift of quietness this Christmas to hear His words for you. Blessings in your writing!

  2. Beautiful! To silence all words but His-life-giving words. Thank you.

    1. Marilyn, you are very welcome. It is a constant and necessary prayer in my life, not just at Advent. There are so many noisy words in the world. Blessings to you this Christmas!

  3. Danetta, thank you for sharing these beautiful and powerful words. I will be praying this heartfelt prayer.

    1. I am so glad you can make this prayer your own Martha. Have a blessed Christmas!

  4. Lovely sentiment. Wishing you and yours a joyous Advent and a Merry Christmas.

  5. Ms. Danetta; as I sit and ponder the wonderful, warm words you shared with us here, the word that comes to my mind is "Friend". Your words above show us the heart of a friend; someone who loves our God and is not afraid to share Him in the spirit of fellowship and godly love. Thank you for your wonderful thoughts today; and for the courage to share your heart with others. God's blessings...