The Write Prayer

Prayer is vital for the Christian life. Communication with our heavenly Father empowers us and gives us focus for the day. The acrostic WRITE is a practical and easy way to intercede for others, get inspired, and defy writers block. Our relationship with God and others will grow as we pray the Write prayer.

W – Word of God

R – Readers

I – Inspiration

T – Thanksgiving

E – Expectations

W – Word of God

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16–17 NIV)

We pray the Word to release the forces of heaven to intercede, encourage, and equip us for the good work our Father has ordained for us. Praying the Scriptures will reveal any indifference or anxiety keeping us from listening to the Spirit. If we approach writing with a selfish motive or bad attitude, the Word will convict us and get us back on track. Scripture also ignites ideas.

Here are some example prayers:

“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalm 139:23–24 NIV)

“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.” (Ephesians 3:16–20 NIV)

R – Reader

“My prayer is not for them alone. I also pray for those who will believe in me through their message.” (John 17:20 NIV)

We pray for readers to be moved and changed by our writing. They are the reason we write. We include ourselves in prayer because we read what God inspires us to write. Jesus prayed the above prayer for us as we proclaim His message. Pray for your readers (past, present, and future). We may never know the results of our offering until we get to heaven. Trust God for the outcome. After all, He knew who would read it before time began.

I – Inspiration

“The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame.” (Isaiah 58:11 NIV)

The inspiration God gives us can be the catalyst to encourage, educate, heal, or inspire others. God empowers us to write. He has ordained all our works, so He will guide us as we pen, type, or dictate words (Ephesians 2:11). He knows our needs and the needs of others. We can pray for inspiration throughout our day. God will lead us to events, conversations, and situations to ignite ideas.

T – Thanksgiving

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV)

Writers block can leave us discouraged, with our heads in our hands, wanting to pull our hair out. What can we do during our times of angst? Thank God for enabling us to write for His kingdom. Thank Him for the friendships we’ve formed as writers. Even thank Him for writers block, taking this time to worship Him. We are never truly blocked; we have an all-access pass to the throne room of God. The ultimate goal in life is not to complete our manuscripts, articles, or blogs; our main aim is Jesus. Our anxiety lifts with our praises to Him. Time acknowledging the one in whom we find purpose is never wasted.

E – Expectantly

As we pray, we can expecting great things from our Abba. He loves us. As God used men of old to pen His Word, He is using us to proclaim a message. Whether we are fiction or nonfiction writers, God has a message and He wants to use us as a conduit to proclaim it. What an honor and privilege to serve the King of the universe.

The writing process is a spiritual journey God uses to sanctify us. Others receive a blessing through our writing as well, and God is glorified.

Prayer is not difficult or a chore. Prayer is constant contact with the one who loves us and proved it by writing our names on the palm of His hand.

meCherrilynn Bisbano: Speaker/Editor

Loves the body of Christ, family, chocolate, and cats.

Associate Editor at Almost an Author, an online community for aspiring writers. She is a two-time winner of Flash Fiction Weekly. Published in various online magazines. A regular contributor to The Good News Newspaper.

Cherrilynn considers it an honor to encourage ladies through her speaking ministry. She served in the navy and the Air National Guard. She lives with her son, Michael Jr., and husband, Michael Sr., whom she fondly calls her M&Ms.

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