One Thing Every Author Needs

One Thing Every Author Needs | The Engrafted WordBefore we jump back into more author interviews, giveaways, and book reviews next week, I thought we would begin this new month with something a little different, something I believe every author needs ā€“ prayer.

You all have blessed me so much these last few months by welcoming me and my blog into your world. And while I’ve been praying over the blog – and its visitors šŸ˜‰ –Ā  since beginning in January, this past week the Lord has really been reminding me of the power of prayer. And especially the need for it.

When Ephesians 6 describes the armour of the Lord that we are to put on to protect ourselves against spiritual warfare, “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit”Ā  is part of that. Prayer will help us to “Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.”

All around me lately, God has been working, both answering prayer requests and drawing me before Him in prayer for others. Both present victories and needs abound. Just in the last few days, He’s been revealing some not-so-pretty issues in my heart that need some serious healing and prayer. He’s also been working to show me the needs of others that I should be lifting up.

So I thought today we’d take a moment and pray together. I certainly don’t know every need and every cause, but God knows. I hope you know that I pray for you. I ask that you pray for me. And I hope together we’ll pray for others whom God has placed upon our hearts, including our beloved authors who need our prayers too. šŸ˜‰

There are SO many beautiful prayers in Scripture, but this one in Ephesians 3:14-21 has been underlined in my Bible for quite some time and I’d like to share it with you today.

“For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end, Amen.'”

Have a blessed weekend, everyone!

4 comments on “One Thing Every Author Needs
  1. Sarah says:

    Hi Savanna! This is so true. I’m trying to make it a habit to pray for the wonderful authors whose books I love. I know what a struggle it is sometimes to get the words to express what you’re thinking and how hard it is when you’re wondering/doubting whether or not what you’ve written is worthwhile or pleasing to God. And they have even more struggles than I know about, what with new books come out, having to meet deadlines, and doing that in the midst of taking care of their families and having lives outside of their writing. I can’t begin to imagine.
    Is there anything in particular I can pray for you?
    I hope you have a great week!

  2. Savanna Savanna says:

    I can’t begin to imagine the life of a published author either, Sarah, but I do know they appreciate our prayers. šŸ˜‰

    Thank you so much for your kind offer to pray for me too. Anything in particular? Well, just that He would open my eyes, my ears, and my heart more to better understand and follow His leading in my life right now. And that I would “Be anxious for nothing” and feel less swallowed up in moments of stress. šŸ˜‰ Thank you for your sweet heart and friendship, Sarah. Is there anything in particular I can pray for you?

  3. Sarah says:

    Savanna, I have actually been praying g for something very similar. I’ve been asking God to open my eyes to see others the way He sees them; my ears to hear His voice; and my heart that I would love as He loved. I’m also asking for a willing spirit to follow where He leads.
    I have quickly learned not to ask for something unless I am entirely sure that’s what I truly desire, because He doesn’t even give me a chance to change my mind! Just starts breaking down the walls and changing my heart. It’s really painful, sometimes. I often want to shout at Him and demand a respite. But, I know that His work in my life and heart is for the best, so I’m trying to suffer through with the least amount of complaining possible. šŸ™‚
    I will be praying for you.

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      Thank you for sharing – and praying – Sarah. šŸ˜‰ I will definitely be praying for you too. I’m with you… I wish complaining and confusion didn’t seem to come so easily at times. Hopefully the Lord will reveal more of Himself to us both and remind us that no matter what… His counsel will stand. (Psalm 33:11)

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