A writer’s prayer

Great Creator of all beauty,

I ask that You pour Your Spirit into my work as a writer.

Infuse my words with Your Divine power.

Inspire them with Your brilliance and love.

Permeate them with Your miraculous possibilities.

Pour Your graces into every sentence,

so I can speak the fullness of Your truth in a way that touches hearts

and directs attention always back to Your glory.

I surrender my work to Your highest holy will,

and I trust that You’ll guide it into the hands of those who need it most.

In Jesus name,

Amen

 

Related quotes

“I’m a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world.” – Mother Teresa

Incarcerated parent’s prayer

Lord, I️ have made some terrible mistakes, and I’m paying the price. Because I’m in prison, I can’t be there for my children physically,  but I don’t want them to suffer for my mistakes. I miss them so much, and I feel horrible for the pain I’ve caused them in my absence.

Please be with them everywhere they go – bless and protect them beyond what I could ever do, even if I was with them. Keep them safe from physical and emotional harm. Surround them with supportive, loving, positive influences, who teach them about You and guide them to make good choices.

Through my letters, prayers and visits, give them the grace to know how deeply they are loved. Please guard their hearts and minds from ever worrying about how I’m doing in prison – I want them to have a happy childhood, surrounded by love and support, in spite of what I’m going through. I never want to be a burden on them or weigh them down in any way.

Lord, I am truly and deeply sorry for the mistakes I have made, which brought me to this place. I know I’m not worthy of You, but please come into my heart and transform me into a better person, so when I’m released from prison I can earn the right to be in my kids lives in a healthy way. Help me live a life they can be proud of and positively influenced by.

Most importantly, whatever it takes and whatever sacrifices I have to make, please by Your power, set my children on a better path than I’ve been on. Prevent them from experiencing the kinds of  traumas and destructively influences, which have led me to make the bad decisions I have. Provide them with all the support and opportunities they need to make better choices. Fill their hearts with Your guidance, so they follow Your ways always.

In Jesus name,

Amen.

Have you ever been incarcerated? Do you have an incarcerated loved one? Please comment below, and I will lift you all up in prayer! < strong>Related Scripture<<<<
ah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Acts 12:7 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood next to him, and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him, saying, “Get up quickly.” And the chains fell off his hands.

John 14:13-14 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.<<<<
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Peacemaker’s prayer

Into the darkness of a world divided by hatred,

give me the courage to carry Your light.

Radiate Your truth so brightly through me

that I can’t help but cast out lies.

Ignite the fire of Your love so boldly in me

that I leave trails of freedom,

wherever I go.

 

In Jesus name,

Amen

 

 

Related

The Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.

O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life.

 

Me Too Prayer (for courage to speak out against sexual assault)

Thank you God for the swell of voices, who have found the courage to speak out against sexual harrassment and assault. It’s awesome to see the truth coming to light and justice being served in some instances.

Today, I ask that You rise up even more brave warriors of truth to speak out against their abusers.

Reach deep into their hearts and remove any self blame and fear, which has been instilled by manipulation. Fill them with an inherent sense of their own worth, courage of conviction and the power to hold their abusers fully accountable for all acts of sexual harrassment and violence.

Embolden them with full realization of the positive impact they can make by sharing their stories and stopping their perpetrator in his tracks. Surround them with supportive loved ones to encourage them every step of the way through this painful process, and give them the strength to follow through and fully report all instances of abuse.

Bless their stories to be heard, believed and vindicated with justice in work places and through the full extent of the law. Protect them from backlash and persecution from their abuser. Uphold justice and place accountability exactly where it belongs: on the shoulders of the perpetrator. 

Even though it’s hard to speak out, allow this courageous act to be part of the healing process of moving forward from trauma. Pour Your grace like a balm into their deepest wounds of these brave truth tellers, who are willing to sacrifice their privacy to do what’s right. 

On behalf of these courageous acts, create an increasingly large tidal wave of truth, justice and accountability for those, who commit sexual crimes. Make the world a safer place, one act of justice at a time.

In Jesus name we pray,

Amen

Are you a victem of sexual assault, harrassment or molestation? Do you know someone, who was? Comment below, and I will lift you all in prayer for healing. God bless you on your healing journey. 

Prayer for teachers

Thank You God for the gift of every single teacher, who pours into our kids on a daily basis.

Please bless the hearts of educators in a special way today. Give them the grace to feel deeply appreciated for all they do on behalf of our young people.

Build a supportive, encouraging community around every teacher, Lord. Move mountains to provide them with all the support and resources they need to effectively educate each child in their care, regardless of their unique needs. 

Grace teachers with the gift of extreme peace and patience to deal with curve balls from students, families and policies, which affect their ability to do their job. Fan the flames of hope in them, even in the face of adversity. Give them a spirit of strength and perseverance to never give up on a single child. 

Give them a heart to see each child as a gift, especially the ones, who are most difficult. Grace them with empathy and wisdom to understand where each student is coming from physically and emotionally, so they can develop effective strategies to support them in learning.  

Help them to fully realize the powerful role they play in kids’ lives. Fill them with a steady stream of inspiration to maximize the positive impact they can have in creative ways.

Fill them with motivation, drive and boundless energy to keep up on all of their responsibilities to their students, families and personal lives – work wonders through, them Lord. Multiply the effectiveness of their efforts, and bless all areas of their lives for Your glory.

Throughout their busy days, I ask that You be their Comforter, Counselor and Guide, Lord. Work through educators in powerful ways, so Your Spirit can be deeply felt by students- even in schools, where teachers aren’t technically allowed to share their faith. 

Reward and bless teachers for their efforts on behalf of children, so all the blessings they give comes back to them as greater miracles than they could ever hope for.

In Jesus name,

Amen.

Are you a teacher? Is someone you love a teacher? Comment below with a school or teacher, and I’ll lift you all up in prayer. Thank you and God bless. 

Thank You God for being our rock

Lord, Thank You for the power of Your Word and Spirit. Thank You for the sacraments of Your Church.  Thank You for all the faithful, who are doing Your work in the world. Thank You for the guardian angels working on our behalf. Thank You for Your voice in our hearts. Thank You for being so trustworthy and strong. Thank You for all the marvelous signs that point to Your Glory all around us.

Please give us the grace to follow You and build our lives on the solid foundation of Your Truth, always.

In Jesus name,

Amen.

Related Scripture

Matthew 7 24-27: “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

 

Floodgates Prayer (for openness to receive more graces)

Heavenly Father,

You are a roaring waterfall of infinite power and glory flowing into the world-

I adore you, but I struggle to feel worthy of Your graces.

By the power of Your Spirit,

wash away my resistance to accepting

the outpouring of wonders You have planned for me.

Dissipate any doubts that block you from flowing joyfully

into every aspect of my life.  

Open the floodgates of my soul, so I can receive even more of Your victorious love.

Embolden my faith, and

draw me into greater realization of Your gorgeous strength. 

Great Creator of every marvelous thing,

grace me with extravagent openness to Your power,

so I can witness Your miraculous gifts pouring into the world.

I want to live in a state of wonder,

forever amazed by the beauty of Your majesty.

In Jesus name,

Amen.