“May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing His will, and may He work in us what is pleasing to Him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen” Hebrews 13:20-21
No matter what activity we pursue we need to be equipped. When we work in the garden we have gloves on and use a spade or rake. If we’re running a race our equipment is a healthy strong body and good running shoes. Road construction requires heavy machinery. For everything we do the prayer above is prevalent.
I especially like this prayer for Christian writers. We have been given a mission to work on for God. Our writing is our work. God gave us the job of spreading His word. How does He equip us for this work?
1. He gives us the passion to write. Something inside us keeps pushing us to write. (The Holy Spirit is telling us we must to this).
2. He gives us ideas to write about. How many times have ideas popped into your head and you can’t wait to start writing? (The Holy Spirit is at work).
3. At times we get stuck on the words. God leads us to the words to write. Suddenly we start writing and are amazed at what shows up on the paper. (Yep, it’s the Holy Spirit again.).
4. God provides the audience for our writing. It may be one person or a hundred. There are people He is preparing to read what we write. (The Holy Spirit is working in the hearts of others).
With all the help we receive from God, through the Holy Spirit, we have no excuse not to write.
If you are having “writer’s block” pray this prayer from Hebrews and let God Almighty take over and equip you for the job ahead.