Acceptable Words. Prayers for the Writer by Gary D. Schmidt, Elizabeth Stickney, Gary Schmidt

By Gary D. Schmidt, Elizabeth Stickney, Gary Schmidt

Acceptable Words bargains prayers that correspond with every one degree of the writer's paintings — from discovering proposal to penning the 1st phrases to "offering it to God" at final touch. Gary Schmidt and Elizabeth Stickney, skilled writers themselves, introduce each one bankruptcy of prayers with pithy pastoral reflections that would motivate writers of their craft.

This welcome religious source for writers contains either historical and modern poems and prayers — a few of which have been written specifically for this quantity. A considerate present for any author, Acceptable Words will accompany writers on their non secular trip, lending phrases of compliment and petition particularly crafted to fit their specific vocation.

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Lord, turn my necessities into virtue; the works of nature into the works of grace, by making them orderly, regular, temperate, subordinate, and profitable to ends beyond their own proper efficacy; and let no pride or self-seeking, no covetousness or revenge, no impure mixture or unhandsome purposes, no little ends or low imaginations, pollute my spirit, and unhallow any of my words and actions: but let my body be a servant to my spirit, and both body and spirit servants of Jesus, that, doing all things for thy glory here, I may be partaker of thy glory hereafter, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Why should I women’s eyes for crystal take? Such poor invention burns in their low mind Whose fire is wild, and doth not upward go To praise, and on thee, Lord, some ink bestow. Open the bones, and you shall nothing find In the best face but filth; when Lord, in thee The beauty lies in the discovery. George Herbert Gracious Lord, grant that our work being done, and the books crost in the time of our healths, we may be comforted when we come to dye, and to resign our souls into the hands of a faithfull Creator and gracious redeemer.

We are tired. We are afraid. We are really afraid. And so we pray. For when the writing day comes to an end, when we shut down the word processing program, put the vinyl cover back on the Royal, set the pencils back in the pencil holder our children made the summer they were four, and when we look at the word count for the day and it’s not even close to what we had hoped for, and when we re-read our stuff and realize that we didn’t manage to say something that might be unique and important — when all of this is done, then what matters is that we worked hard and faithfully at the task that we were called to do: to bring acceptable words into the world, to bring acceptable words into God’s world.

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