Sunday, March 15, 2020

A Prayer for Writers


by Tammy Karasek @TickledPinkTam

As writers who are Believers in Christ, we should be praying for our writing. That sounds very simplistic, but am I the only one that often forgets to cover my writing in prayer before I get into a writing jam?

Far too many times than I’d like to admit, I sit down to my computer and start tapping away on my keyboard, then hit a wall. I plead for God to help me get past the block. I know I should start with prayer rather than turn to prayer to help me out. Although, God being God, he meets me there as well. But what if I do what I should do which is pray first? 

I’d like to offer this prayer for us as writers. May it aid you in your writing. 

Lord, help us to:
  • Write the words that you want us to share. You have called us to this mission, please guide us to the message you’ve chosen specifically for us to deliver. 
  • Read scripture so we may stay grounded in you. May your words wash over us and remain in us as we write. 
  • Invest in our craft of writing. Help guide us to the proper conferences and workshops to be able to be better at what we do. 
  • Treat our writing as a blessing not a drudgery. Remind us that you called us to this and we can trust you’ll equip us for the task at hand. 
  • Exude the love of Christ in our words and actions to others and especially to our writer friends who may succeed quicker than we do. 
  • Remember we all start with the same blank page that’s waiting for us to add words to it. Nobody has a secret on how to skip that first empty page with the blinking cursor staring at you.
  • Say a prayer of gratitude for the gift you’ve given us to encourage, teach and inspire others through our written words. 
In Christ, I offer this prayer for my writing friends as well as myself. Amen.

What about you? Do you remember to pray before you begin your writing session?

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You’ll find Tammy seeing humor and causing laughter in every aspect of life. Her past, filled with bullying and criticism from family, is the driving force of her passion to always encourage others and give them The Reason to smile. She’s been married to her college sweetheart, Larry, for 37 years, a mom to their grown daughter, Kristen, and wrapped around the paw of a little dog named Hattie. Born and raised in Ohio, her family now resides in South Carolina. She is the President of Word Weavers Upstate SC, member of ACFW and My Book Therapy/Novel Academy. She’s the Blog Editor for Word Weavers International. A Conference Assistant for Blue Ridge Christian Writers Conference. A monthly contributor for The Write Conversation. A contributor in the 2018 Divine Moments Compilation Book—Cool-inary Moments. Also a regular contributor to several other blogs. 

Connect with Tammy: Blog: http://www.tammykarasek.com  Email: tickledpinktammy@gmail.com

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for this, Tammy. Wise words.
    Jay Wright; Anderson SC

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  2. Thank you for this wonderful message Tammy. I have a paper on my computer desk that says in bold letters "PRAY FIRST". I pray and ask God to give me the words He wants me to share with others. :-)

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