A writer’s prayer for the new year

A Writer's Prayerfor the New Year

Lord God,

I need your help for the year ahead. I need the usual bucketloads of grace as a wife, mom, and friend, but I need your help as a writer too.

I need grace to overcome insecurity with confidence in your adequacy.
I need help to overcome jealousy of others with generosity of spirit.
I need help to cover enmity with encouragement.
I need your courage to speak truth in places where there is silence.
I need your insight to shine light where there is darkness.
I need your humility to make mistakes in public.
I need your love: to love You and to love those around me, whether we agree or not.

If writing is what you are calling me to do, let me write well and worshipfully. May my words be gracious and truthful. May your kingdom be represented on this blog, even as it is heaven. For whether many read this, or none at all – the power, the glory and the honor are yours. Now and forever. Amen.

 

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9 thoughts on “A writer’s prayer for the new year

  1. Thank you for this, Bronwyn. Just this morning my brother said to me, “So … any resolutions for 2014?” I said, “To be more disciplined about my writing.” But this is even better.

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