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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: The Writer’s Skill/Craft (04/22/10)

TITLE: A Writer's Prayer
By Dana McReynolds
04/26/10


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Father,

Thank you for this blessing,
For kindling this flame,
May all that I compose,
Give glory to your name.

Mold me in your image,
Help me hone my skill,
Grant me the discernment,
To always write your will.

Shield me from temptation,
That I will not be swayed,
To try to please the world,
And chase the latest craze.

Plant in me your spirit,
So I may bear your fruit,
Spreading the Good News,
With words that speak the truth.

Guide me down the pathway,
Though narrow it may be,
That leads to life abundant,
Should someone follow me.

Guard my imagination,
Keeping it in line,
With your Holy Word,
Always on my mind.

Help me to be patient,
When words elude my pen,
That I will trust in you,
And find my craft again.

Whatever I may write,
Whatever I may do,
Nothing will compare,
To the hope I have in you.

In the name of Jesus,
Amen


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Genia Gilbert04/29/10
I love this poem. It shows such a sincere heart and motive - that of a truly Christian writer.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 04/29/10
This is absolutely perfect. Very beautiful
Beth LaBuff 04/29/10
I love your "Writer's Prayer" especially this, "Whatever I may write, -- whatever I may do, -- Nothing will compare, -- To the hope I have in you." (That say it ALL! and is KEY!) Your message is profound!
Marilyn Schnepp 04/29/10
Beautiful! Lovely! Just what I needed to soothe my cluttered mind, to ease my fractured nerves and put my mind in tune with the Almighty. Thanks for sharing...well done! Kudos!
Charla Diehl 05/01/10
This is lovely. Thanks.
harvestgal Ndaguba05/01/10
I absolutely love this poem. Please permit me to copy it and hang it in my room as inspiration to me. I love it.
Karen Pourbabaee 05/02/10
Simple, lovely, peaceful prayer...thanks!
Elizabeth Cain05/02/10
I loved the way your prayer flowed. It felt personal; like it was an actual prayer coming from the heart. This piece of work is beautifully written, an enjoyable read, and what I’d hope is the prayer of all writers’ as they use the skill God gifted them with.
Barbara Lynn Culler05/02/10
Loved the poem. It flowed so well and was so sincere. Kind of reminded me of the Serenity Prayer.
Sharon Laughter 05/03/10
I agree - this for us writers should be available in plaques for our walls! Very sweet....
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/06/10
Congratulations in placing in the top 15 in your level.