Thursday, 28 January 2016

Prayer for Creativity by Trevor Thorn

On one occasion, at a local Association of Christian Writers, another member challenged a small group of us whether any of us prayed ahead of sitting down to write.

That felt a considerable challenge – so the most practical response seemed to be to write one!

Here is mine – which you are welcome to use or you may prefer to write your own.

Gracious Spirit,
inspire in me
holy creativity
that I may do
bold things for you
and to Christ's glory.

And here, a Celtic-style image of the flame of that same Holy Spirit

Trevor Thorn

Trevor writes faith-based poetry and accompanies many of the poems with simple images, either painted (mainly in acrylic) or in cross-stitch, or as computer generated images. About half of the poems have a science and faith theme. He publishes all of these on his blog, The Cross and The Cosmos which can be accessed HERE where you will find this heading logo.


  1. I like that. I've copied it into my journal and I think I might make my own as well. Thank you.

  2. Helen, you are very welcome - and thank you for the encouragement. Trevor

  3. What a wonderful post. So simple and yet infinitely challenging. I will certainly be using that prayer in future.