Let us pray for Christian authors, writers, and poets

pray-writersA large religious publisher apparently makes a monthly call for prayer for its authors. Their practice reminds us that many in the brotherhood are writing books, Sunday school curriculum, articles, poems, and posts. Wouldn’t it be a grand thing to include them in our regular prayers?

Perhaps you’d like to include such a supplication to the Lord in a prayer with your brethren as well in private.

1 thought on “Let us pray for Christian authors, writers, and poets

  1. Lynette Carnahan Gray

    Your call for us to pray that God will bless the church’s authors is currently an especially timely and important request. In fact, Christians need to consider how much the sermons we hear and the Bible classes teachers we learn from are affected by the authors which those ministers and mentors are reading! Disguised behind words that tickle our ears, some may be receiving a diet of fluff or junk foods. Instead, let’s get to know the church’s faithful and trustworthy authors. Call them by name. Give them credit for how they are enlightening. Tell someone else what that author explained to you that was so helpful. Then drop that author a note telling how you benefited from a particular parable or text or concept he or she explained.
    Learn more about yourself with these questions: How many authors in the church of Christ can I name? Why did I choose those as my favorite authors? Are all my favorites dead? How do I hear about the books I select? How many publishers can I name within the church of Christ? Does my congregation have a library? If so, what could help us to use it more often?
    With discernment, appropriateness, and loving hearts may God bless our authors. With discernment, appropriateness, and loving hearts may He also bless our readers!


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