For those of us who are currently students, many of us are headed right into the finals season, and all the exciting things that lay just beyond it. For many others of you, you aren’t currently students, but you do have important things coming up soon. I find prayer to be an important thing in such seasons, and here I would like to share with you my recent prayer.
Merciful Lord, you are the creator and the source of all creativity. Thank you for your loving work of creativity in my life. Thank you for blessing humanity with the ability to be creative, in your image.
I have a project laid out before me Lord, and I confess that I am inadequate to complete it. Just the same, I cannot put this project aside. Please bless me, and bless my work. Help me to be disciplined. Holy Spirit please be a participant in this creative process, inspire this project and be the message and the ultimate subject so that it may honor you. Grant me wisdom so that my efforts may be fruitful and focused in the right way.
Further than that, Dear God, please create and inspire the project that you would have me work on—so that it would be better than anything I could invent on my own. When I am busy, tired, stressed, uninspired or even lazy, please continue to develop and incubate this work so that when I do return to it, it has not faltered because of my shortcomings or limitations. I do not ask to be excused from doing my part, but I do ask that you come along side me and overcome my weakness and failings. Please be a part of this project, every step of the way, that it may glorify you and fulfill your vision. Thank you for being the God of artistry. Thank you for inviting me to participate in any creative endeavor. I trust you to keep me from diminishing what you would have this work be.
More than all of this, be the master of any endeavor I pursue, including this one. May the work of my hands and mind be in submission to you, and for your glory.
It is my heart to glorify you through the skills and talents that you have given me. May it be so. Amen.
We all seem to look forward to summer because it promises to be fun and exciting. A time for vacations and adventures. New challenges and new experiences.
I am looking forward to summer.
But before I get there (and even after I do) I have a lot going on, and so I plan to keep the praying up. I think it is going to be one of the most important things I do this summer, and I have some really good stuff coming up.
What do you think about prayer?