Prayer: 01-26-09

Father,

Thank you, thank you, thank you for these difficult circumstances. Thank you for allowing me to go through this period of extreme brokenness, Father. You are my Trainer and my Teacher. You are teaching me compassion and dependence. You are teaching me brokenness, and how to handle difficulties. You are teaching me peace when there is danger right next to me. You are teaching me to control what I can and giving me resiliency in the process. God, I remember when I was training for my fight how my body was constantly sore, beaten, and bruised, but able to withstand so much more when the time for the fight came. I had been willingly beaten so I would be ready for much more. I will not give up on You, God. Don’t give up on me! I put my HOPE and my TRUST and my life in YOUR HANDS. I still believe in Your goodness, God! 

Father, I can’t get this song out of my heart. It is my war-cry! “Lead me to the cross where your love poured out. Bring me to my knees Lord I lay me down. RID ME OF MYSELF, I belong to You. Oh lead me, lead me to the cross.”

God, I beg You to use me as an advocate for Christian artists. Use this time of my life, God, where I have so many potential works of art but no resources to produce them. Use me as an example to churches on the importance of supporting their own artists. Father, I dream of a day when churches sponsor and support their artists not for what they can get back out of it but because they understand the potential life change that happens through artwork. God I want to see Contrast using funds to support artists, but more importantly I want to see the local church doing it God. I want to see more than allowing an art show in their hallways or occasionally showing something on stage. Father, please lay on the hearts of Your church INTENTIONALITY.  

Give us artists favor in the eyes of Your bride, that we might continue to build her up and affirm her the best way we know how – by revealing through our difficulties, our joys, our sorrows, and our victories the ways You speak to us through pigment, light, stone, music, and pixels. The gift of being an artist Father, is that we get to show the world in tangible ways what we see through our eyes that nobody else notices and what You show us deep in our hearts that we make come alive. Thank you for making us artists. Thank you for the details of life that nobody else may notice unless we create a way to bring it to the light.

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~ by Josh Booth on January 26, 2009.

One Response to “Prayer: 01-26-09”

  1. Powerful. Hope this embed works man.

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