By Gary D. Schmidt, Elizabeth Stickney, Gary Schmidt
Acceptable Words deals prayers that correspond with every one degree of the writer's paintings — from discovering thought to penning the 1st phrases to "offering it to God" at final touch. Gary Schmidt and Elizabeth Stickney, skilled writers themselves, introduce every one bankruptcy of prayers with pithy pastoral reflections that may motivate writers of their craft.
This welcome non secular source for writers comprises either old and modern poems and prayers — a few of that have been written specially 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 in particular crafted to fit their certain vocation.
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Art — writing — mirrors the world, the world that, the Psalmist says, day after day pours forth speech, and night after night displays knowledge; its words go to the ends of the earth. This is the world the writer knows. This is the world from which the writer draws all matter. This is the world for which the writer feels gratitude and love. I will thank God for the pleasures given me through my senses, for the glory of the thunder, for the mystery of music, the singing of birds and the laughter of children.
Here I am. In me the world is present, and you are present. I am a link in the chain of light and of presence. You have made me a kind of center, but a center that is nowhere. And yet also I am “here. . ” To be here with the silence of Sonship in my heart is to be a center in which all things converge upon you. That is surely enough for the time being. Therefore, Father, I beg you to keep me in this silence so that I may learn from it the word of your peace and the word of your mercy and the word of your gentleness to the world: and that through me perhaps your word of peace may make itself heard where it has not been possible for anyone to hear it for a long time.
Cummings Triune God Creator of heaven and earth Who formed out of nothing all that is Spirit who moved across the face of the deep And breathed life into inanimate clay Wisdom, the master artist, Who delights in all that is made We thank you for the beauty of this world And for the gifts you give to those who create beauty, Who craft the mirrors that reflect your glory, Prisms that refract your light into a thousand dancing colors. Beauty will not save the world. But you — who are all beauty — have redeemed us At the cost of your own son.
Acceptable Words. Prayers for the Writer by Gary D. Schmidt, Elizabeth Stickney, Gary Schmidt