“More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.”
Alfred Lord Tennyson
I am missing Hawaii a little bit today. I started looking through my Hawaii photographs and ran across the one above. I took it a few days before moving to Oregon. I drove past this sign at least once a week when I lived on the Big Island. I wonder how many people have been prompted to pray because of the sign? The message isn’t very subtle.
I believe that most people want to have a connection with God or their Higher Power. They try to keep the lines of communication open through prayer. They don’t need a sign to remind them to pray.
We can use Christ as an example for our prayer life. In Mark 1:35, the Bible verse says, “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” Christ left to be alone with God, to have quiet, solitude, privacy.
You don’t have to leave your house. You can close your bedroom door. Write a prayer in your journal. Listen to a meditation CD. Read the Bible. Write your problems on a scrap of paper and put it in a “God Box.” These are all ways to have communication with God. Remember that communication needs to be two-way. Be ready to receive the answers.
Also, as an artist remember to include your creativity needs. Ask for inspiration and the ability to continue in your artistic endeavor. Artists need to eat and pay their bills too. Don’t be afraid to ask for the Lord to provide in those areas.
We come to you today as humble servants, as artists. We want to serve you through our creativity and artwork. Inspire us Lord. Lead us in the direction you want us to go. Supply us with physical, spiritual and financial blessings so that we might continue on with our creative journey. Help us express our love for you in our work. We love you and want to do your will always.
In Your Holy Son’s name. Amen