Please help us welcome You into our creative process and stop fretting over the inevitable imperfections of the words we write.
We are weak, Lord. Our thoughts, our faith, and our courage are small.
But Your wisdom, trustworthiness, and might are endlessly dependable.
We are Yours, Lord. Please purify our hearts and our motives.
Make us more like You, as You equip us to use the creative gifts You’ve entrusted to us.
Empower us to persevere past self-doubt, so that we never settle for cowering behind self-centered insecurities.
We can be brave, even when we’re trembling with fear, because You promise to be with us as we take each step You’ve planned for us.
Compassionate Father, thanks for giving us all we need to share Your truth in love, with gentleness and respect.
Help us keep moving forward, writing with fierce faith and surety that stems from knowing You and relying on You.
In Jesus’s name, Amen.
Xochitl (so-cheel) E. Dixon encourages women and teens to embrace God’s grace while nurturing personal relationships with Christ and others. She enjoys serving as an Our Daily Bread writer, and being a wife and mom.