Prayer: 01-22-09

•January 22, 2009 • 1 Comment

God,

Use Contrast. Use it to bring people to You. Help us create works of art that reflect Your magnitude as Creator. Help us to run to this world, God, instead of shrinking back in fear or disgust. Give us Your eyes, Father, to see those around as You see them. 

Grant us favor, God. Bless us.  Bless us financially so we can accomplish the tasks You give us. Bless us creatively so we can earn favor with our peers and critics. May the art we create be the quality that reflects Your goodness and draw people to what You want to say to them. Give us the skill we are going to need, God.

We love you.

Prayer: 01-21-09

•January 21, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Father,

I blew it yesterday. I totally forgot to pray for Contrast. I am so sorry.  I am so sorry I let life get in the way. Father, I am so committed to this, but I need Your help. I need Your help knowing when to work on this, and when to wait. Above all, God, I want my priority to remain in You before anything else in my life. 

You are amazing, God. Thank you for bringing people into my life that pray for me and Contrast. Thank you for Your help, God. Use Contrast  for Your glory, God. Use it to draw people to You and show them Your love.

Father, I need work! I need consistent work, God, to pay for my bills! Bless me financially, God, so I can continue to handle my finances Your way. I just want to serve You, God; meet my needs like You promised to do. Help me not to worry about where the money will come from or when it come, God, but also help me to do what needs to be done to generate income. Help me find the right job, God, that gives me opportunities to use my strengths for Your glory. Lead me in the right direction, God. Direct my steps to where You want to go.

Help me to be wise God. Help me be wise in how I spend my time, money, energy, and attention. Help me see danger from far away and make corrections, God, instead of suffering through it needlessly. Thank you for using me God when I deserve nothing but punishment. I love You, God.

Prayer: 01-19-09

•January 19, 2009 • Leave a Comment

God,

It’s so hard to know what to do right now. There’s a big part of me that wants to put all my attention on Contrast and making that happen, but the lack of work distracts me from being able to do that. I find myself constantly fighting between working on this and trying to find work. God it’s even more frustrating when the efforts I do put into finding work become dead ends, or another person gets the job. Please deliver me from this famine! Help me to know where to look and where to apply. Deliver me from this so I can focus on the work You have called me to do.  Help me to find a job that enables me to do what You’re calling me to do with art and provide for my needs at the same time.

Prayer: 01-17-09

•January 17, 2009 • Leave a Comment

God,

Thank you for Contrast and the idea behind this great movement You are orchestrating. Thank you for the people who have heard about Contrast’s mission and accepted it. Help us to find those people, God, who are crucial to the survival of this organization.

Thank you for my meeting on Friday with Milano. Thank you for his support and influence, his hope and  prayers for Contrast. Thank you for his words of encouragement and his love for You. You are amazing to have orchestrated such an amazing meeting, God.

Thank you for who You are, and what You are doing, God. I love You.

Prayer: 01-16-09

•January 16, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Father,

Please bless Contrast. Grant us favor in Your eyes, that we might be used to bring You glory. I pray that we will begin to create amazing art that glorifies You and draws people to clearer understanding of You.

God, bring in the people needed to make this work. Provide the technical skills, marketing, and business knowledge through Your servants that we will need.

Help us to be bold in what we create. Help us not to shy away from big issues we need to address. Help us to show love through kindness and through addressing issues that need to be seen. Help us not to settle, God, for a mediocre faith. Help us to show Your boldness in ways that are saturated with Your love.

I pray for the initial artists of Contrast. Show us grace and mercy as we try to figure this thing out. Make it into what You want it to be. Above all, God, remind us that this is about YOU and not me or other artists, or even the art itself. It is all about YOU and bringing others to You, because YOU are the only one who can change lives. 

Please continue to meet our needs, God, so that we can serve You better. I love you with all of my heart.

Prayer: 01-15-09

•January 15, 2009 • Leave a Comment

God,

I pray that You will make Contrast into what YOU want it to be. Father, help me to let You control the direction and pace of this movement. Help me not to be distracted, God, from the things You want us involved in.

Help us, God, to press on in spite of difficult experiences. Help us not to be defeated by them, God, but to be energized by the challenges and look to You for help. Most importantly, Father, be with us through them. Give us Your strength so we can draw near to You. 

I pray, God, that You will use Contrast to reach thousands of people. May the art created through Contrast touch people’s hearts and show them Your love. Give us ideas and creativity. Bring in the resources to produce them, God. You own everything, Lord; it’s all Yours!

Thank you for who YOU are, God. Thank you for the idea of Contrast, for the desire of making Christian art that draws people to You instead of turning them away because of bad quality and poor concepts. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for what YOU are going to do.

Prayer: 01-14-09

•January 14, 2009 • Leave a Comment

God,

Thank you for Your protection during these difficult times. Thank you for guiding us and drawing us close to You. You are our Protector and Provider. I love what you said in Isaiah 41:13, “For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” You have been my help and my encourager. Thank you.

I pray for Contrast, God. Please use it! Continue to give us the dreams and visions You want for Contrast. Infiltrate this idea into the colleges and universities, the churches and seminaries, God. Grow this incredible desire in the hearts of Your people. 

God, these bad economic times are weighing on all of us. I pray for those of us who can’t find work – who struggle with paying their bills. Help them to trust in You, Father. Help them to see You as their Provider, as I have seen time and time again. Help them to wholly commit and trust You, God. For You are good, and want only the best for us.  You have promised to never leave us or forsake us. Help us to remember that, especially in the difficult times.

Prayer: 01-13-09

•January 13, 2009 • Leave a Comment

God,

Thank you for being who You are to each one of us. Thank you for Your guidance and leadership. Thank you for inspiring us with designs and art. Continue to help us conceptualize and produce the ideas You give us, Father. You are amazing, God.

Prayer: 01-12-09

•January 12, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Father,

I am so tired after a long day of work, but thank you so much for it!! Thank you for providing me a photo-gig that meets my entire monthly needs in just two days! You are awesome!

Thank you for Contrast. Thank you for the people You are going to reach through it. Prepare their hearts for Your truth. Prepare Your artists to deliver it. 

You are awesome and worthy of our praise! Thank you for your kindness and love. Allow us to do great things for You, God, because You deserve it! I’m so tired, God, I don’t even know what to pray today. But I pray for Contrast. Use it. Grow it. Bless it. 

Take it, it’s Yours. Help us never to forget that.

Prayer: 01-11-09

•January 11, 2009 • 2 Comments

God, 

Thank you for what You’re doing in this nation. Thank you for how You are awakening the desire for good, high-quality, life-changing art in people all across the nation. Bring us together, God. Unify us in spirit so we can begin a movement and bring You glory.

Be with the art programs at Christian colleges and universities. Help the schools to see the importance of incorporating faith and art. Give Your help to the professors, Lord, and guide them as they encourage this authentic art.

Father I pray for receptive audiences all over this nation. Grant me opportunities to churches, schools, and universities. Give me opportunities to speak on radio, tv, and newspapers about what You’re wanting to accomplish through Contrast. Help me relay Your desires for art.

Father, continue to give me the ideas and dreams You want for Contrast. Help me know how to accomplish the tasks You have set before me. Show me clearly the people You want involved with Contrast and how we can best utilize their strengths. Guide me to plan well, and encourage me to step out in faith when I need to. Give me strength and courage, Father, because I need it now more than ever.