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Are You Praying…While You Write/Blog/Comment?

Surrendering all to the Lord means exactly that. We must submit and surrender everything over to the Lord on a daily basis. Christian bloggers and writers, are you listening?

Tomorrow I have a post that covers a topic a lot of people, believers especially, have varied thoughts and opinions on. It’s a topic that, as I’ve been preparing and praying over, God continues to provide and show me it needs to be written. Through His hand, I see that He is with me. If I had not been going to Him, I don’t know if the Lord would have provided as much as He has…simply because I was not seeking Him. Ask not, have not. 

I’ve been working on getting better at turning things over to the Lord in prayer, and I want to get to the point every single thing I do, little and big, is turned over to Him. Seeking guidance, thanking Him for what He has given, what He has done, and what He is doing. Asking for help to see Him and to hear Him because God is always present, unlike ourselves. We do not nearly spend as much time with Him as we should, yet we are the ones who say He is silent to us.  

Prayer is crucial. There are so many promises the Lord rains down on us, in truth, we can’t say He is silent or that He never acts for our benefit. Do we have a roof? Are we healthy? Did we eat today? Feel the sunshine? See the clouds? Did you have that one song, book, or devotional minister to you? So many things to consider!

Yet, when we struggle it’s hard for us to see Him.

One way for us to stop feeling like He is distant is to become involved with Him.

My dear Christian writers, are you involved with Him?

I encourage you as a writer or a blogger to talk to Him as you work on your projects. To be thankful for the inspirations, the knowledge, the guidance, mentors, opportunities, time… anything. To appreciate any and all readers. To seek prayer that you remain humble and not focused on stats. To ask that you be responsible in responses to comments, especially ones that may rile you. That the Lord teaches you through the hard comments. That you are not hardened in your heart to admit when you are prideful and need humility.

There are many things to talk to God about as you write, as you think, and as you search for the material to discuss. Use this opportunity for Him and for you.

We can only grow closer.

Example Prayer: Dear Lord, I thank You for joining me today as I prepare to write. I ask for Your help in being inspired. That if there are multiple ideas You want me to write down that You help me remember. I seek Your guidance in my spirit that I am not overwhelmed in emotion in my writing. That I do not speak weakly simply because my emotions are stirred, that my words are not a stumbling block to others out of carelessness. Examine my heart and my words. Show me if my work points to You or not. 

Lord, I ask should my words be stumbling, if they are of Your truth, please guide the reader who struggles against it. Please protect me and show me humility that I may show mercy and grace to those against me. That my eyes may first be focused on You and then Your people. Not numbers.

Not myself. May I be reminded that my abilities only come from You. Help me turn the spotlight to You and not be hidden about You in my writing. If I carry secret shame please reveal it. Let this moment be a moment of growth that I may become closer to You. Please teach me for I am willing.

Amen. 

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26 thoughts on “Are You Praying…While You Write/Blog/Comment?

  1. This is amazing. There are a lot of times when I only remember praying during editing, then I doubt if what I write really comes from Him. This is a great reminder and good help (especially the prayer) to just connect with God first before spreading His word in the right way. Blessings to you!

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    1. Praise the Lord, Hanna! The fact that you feel the conviction during editing to work on drawing closer to Him just shows HIs love for you is not unnoticed. You desire more, as you and everyone else should! I definitely do the same sometimes, catching myself during the editing phase. I love reading out loud the post to Him and He will absolutely help me add or take away things. 🙂 I’m grateful you pray during editing when you forget at the beginning. ❤ Thanks for sharing!!!

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  2. Amen! Prayer should be while and might I add even before as well. As Christian writers, we must be sure every content is checked at Holy Spirit’s inspection station and until He passes the product, it can never be ready for the customers.

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    1. Absolutely!!!! That’s why I encourage people to seek inspiration in prayer and thank Him for what they are given. It is all about the overall process, you’re so right! Not just before, not just during, or even the end. But all around ❤ And we can always closer to Him through this.

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  3. Amen 🙏🏿. I pray before and after every post I release. I need God to have His way in everything that I do. It’s not about me. It’s all about Him. I feel connected and at peace when I surrender everything unto Him. Thank you for sharing 😊

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  4. Such a good point, T.R! I’ve been struggling lately with my writing (again….) and this post really opened my eyes. I especially loved this quote from you, “We do not nearly spend as much time with Him as we should, yet we are the ones who say He is silent to us.” Thank you for this. I really needed to read this today, especially.

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  5. I love spending time in prayer with God before, during (editing, too), and even after I write for it’s all about Him. Great post for reflection!

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  6. Before when I had just begun I used to barely pray before I wrote but now I seek Him first all the time. And I see a big difference. When we allow God to have His way for His way, honor and glory He shines through every part of the post. He’s been helping me a lot with not only writing but, editing, the production of banner’s, logo’s, etc for the blog. And even in cooking! The other day I didn’t know how was to make my dumplings that day and I asked God how do you think I should make them? In large circles or small? He answered me right away and said, “Small.” Hahaha!!!! 😀 and I knew it was His voice. It wasn’t my flesh at all. I just laughed and said, “Thanks Holy Spirit!” And I prepared them that way. So, yes He’s always there to help us! We just need to continue to seek Him first in all things. 🙂 Great message. God bless!

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    1. ❤ Involving Him in everything is so important. He definitely helped me making my recent logo, too! It's amazing 🙂 The more we involve Him, the more we see Him involved. Not because He wasn't there, He always has been and will be. But we must make the effort to involve ourselves with Him. 🙂

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  7. You make some great points here, T.R. We should be striving to live in the Spirit with all our decisions but especially with the ministry of our blogs as Christians. I’m also blessed by the conversation happening in the comments! There are so many thoughtful Christian bloggers on WP. 🙂

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    1. Absolutely!!! 🙂 When God is active in pur life and calling we have more opportunities to point to Him and what He is doing, not ourselves. Yes, the comments can truly be a blessing!

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