Prayer for Authors

By Stephen W. Hiemstra

Almighty father, Author of our Faith, Spirit of Truth,

All glory and honor are yours, Lord,

for you have shown us who you are:

“a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness” (Exod 34:6 ESV)

and taught us all things, as the Psalmist writes:

“Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.” (Ps 25:5 ESV)

We confess, however, that we are slow learners and none are righteous before you (Ps 143:2).

But we rejoice and give thanks for the salvation that is ours through faith in Jesus Christ and confession of sin (Rom 10:10).

As the Author of our Faith (Heb 12:2 KJV) and the Spirit of Truth (John 15:13),

we ask for your guidance as we write that we might bear your image (Gen 1:27) brightly, boldly, and truthfully

each and every day.

In the power of your Holy Spirit, guard our hearts and minds as you guide our hands.

Through Jesus Christ, Amen



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