Thursday, December 7, 2017

Writing About Writing a Prayer

Sometimes when we are stretched or challenged we become more beautiful. The assignment was to write a morning prayer and the only requirement was that it was 700 words or more.

When I initially wrote the prayer it was far less than the required word count. While my prayer was acceptable to God as He has no such requirement, the word count forced me to go deeper as if I was actually spending time in prayer with God. It revealed my heart as I started typing what was in me. My fingers were going faster than my mind as I thought about how my mom prayed every morning for us and how those prayers became the springboard for my own. There was no rhyme or rhythm just a heavenly desire to bring the important things to an Awesome God at the start of my day. As I wrote, I felt vulnerable yet renewed. And I thought if the simple requirement of a word count could make me pour out my heart on paper how much
simpler the requirement to just spend time in His presence. So I started with simple adoration and ended humbled.

Dear God,
In the morning, O Lord, I will direct my song and my prayer unto You and will look up. (Psalm 5:3)

Good morning Lord! This is the day that you have made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.

Join me over at iBelieve, to read the rest of this prayer. Then feel free to come back over here and leave a comment.

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  1. Beautiful prayer. I got goose bumps!

  2. Nylse, visiting from Deb Kitterman's today and I'm so glad I did. I want to add my "amen" to this prayer.

  3. Amen to the prayer! I am visiting from HeartEncouragement. I believe the prayer sums up the things we should all be praying about on a daily basis.

  4. Amen, beauiful prayer, Nylse. I'm not logged into fb at the moment, so I didn't comment over at ibelieve, but loved your prayer there. Hope you're having a wonderful advent season. ((hug))

  5. Thank you for introducing me to the ibelieve website. This prayer was so awesome. It allowed me to spend 30 minutes in the presence of God.I feel spiritually fulfilled.

  6. Joining you in these prayer today, Nylse! Thank you for sharing some #SundayThoughts with me.

  7. So many scriptural truths woven into your prayer. Beautiful.

  8. Amen!!! Stretching is rarely fun, but as a teambuilder and educator, I'm grateful to see the beauty on the other side so often.

  9. I am new to ibelieve, and I am so grateful to come across your many blog articles posted there. This prayer is simply perfect and is truly inspired by the Holy Spirit, thank you for sharing this with us. ❤️


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