A Writer’s Prayer: A Heart Surrendered

Cancun Aug 2012 289“But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.” Psalm 5:11, NIV




The world may tell us that surrendering means defeat. But, Lord, we are so grateful that You are not of this world. We serve a living and loving God! Hallelujah!


When we surrender to You, we rise up in victory. Praise the Lord!


Thank You for the times in our lives when we feel inadequate, weary, discouraged, and afraid. And thank You for using the Bible to empower us with truth during those dark and difficult times.


Thank You for those times of uncertainty and change that remind us we don’t have control over situations. And thank You for assuring us that we can trust You because You are sovereign and always in control.


Your Word reminds us that You created the Universe, planned each of our days, and will work all things out for the good of those who love you. Help us trust You as we remember Your plan involves the entire body of Christ, not just us.


Help us lay every fear at Your feet and cast every anxiety into Your capable hands. Give us an insatiable desire to know You and courage to depend on You.


“Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.” (Psalm 68:19, NIV)


With arms raised in worshipful surrender, we open our hearts to receive victory in the light of Your glorious love.


In Jesus’ name, Amen


“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-, NIV


What aspect of your writing journey is the hardest for you to surrender to God?



Previously Published on the Inspire Christian Writers blog on April 15, 2012



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A Writer’s Prayer: Because God IS, I Will Trust Him

Cancun Aug 2012 258“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9, NIV




Almighty God, Creator of the heavens and the earth, we worship You.


You determine the boundaries for the land and the sea. You control each rolling wave and paint the skies with vibrant reflections of Your complete love for us.


Your mercies radiate through every sunrise.


“In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.” (Psalm 5:3, NIV)


Nothing is hidden from You.

Nothing is impossible with You.

Nothing surprises You.


Help us reflect on Who You are as You reveal Yourself through the treasure of Your Word.


Through Abraham, You showed Yourself faithful.

Through Moses, You showed Yourself mighty.

Through Joshua, You showed Yourself sovereign.

Through David, You showed Yourself merciful.

And through us, You show Yourself still constant, unchanging, loving and always in control.


Remind us that writing is an expression of worship, a tool for ministry, a gift to be used for Your glory. Purify our motives, ignite our creativity, and help us trust You in our waiting seasons.


“For a thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night.” (Psalm 90:4, NIV)


We acknowledge You, Lord. You are Who You are.


You will make our paths straight.


You are always right on time.




In Jesus’ name, Amen

In what aspect or season of your writing journey has it been difficult to trust God? How did the Lord help you through that tough time?


Previously Published on the Inspire  Christian Writers blog on April 22, 2012


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