A Christian Writer’s Prayer

by | May 21, 2010 | God's grace | 12 comments

Dear Lord,

May I never lose sight of the truth that writing is

      a calling, not an existence

      a craft, not an accident

and a passion, not an obsession.

That being an author should never be taken lightly because words last forever, and have the unique power to provide

a touch of love

a balm of comfort

a breath of encouragement

or a tickle of laughter at the perfect moment.

Please help me to be a writer who glorifies you.

Whose words spin more than a well-written tale,

but a story sprinkled with enough flavor of your grace

that your children will find it satisfying

and unbelievers will crave another taste.


  1. Sherrinda

    Oh Pepper, that was beautiful! May I live that prayer!

  2. pepperbasham

    Amen, Sherrinda.
    I’m right there with you.

    It’s all about ‘focus’ and priorities. Regardless of editors, publishers, or contests.

    The One who holds us….
    The One who calls us…
    will equip and guide us too.

    I’m so glad, because I need all the help I can get 🙂

  3. Melanie Dickerson

    Wow, I love it, Pepper!!!!! I’m going to put this on my facebook!!!

    • pepperbasham

      Oh Melanie,
      I’m so glad it touched you. I needed the reminder 🙂

  4. Kathryn Albright

    Ditto, Pepper! This prayer is everything I feel and hope about storytelling and writing. It inspires me. Thanks for posting.

    • pepperbasham

      My pleasure, Kathryn. I’m so glad it blessed you.
      I needed to remember it.

  5. Edwina Cowgill


    Beautiful prayer! I’m printing it and putting it right in front of me so every time I sit down to write, I read it.


    • pepper

      Oh Edwina, I have it up as a reminder too.

  6. Casey

    That is beautiful and so true. And SO needed in light of current items being emailed back….

    • pepper

      Amen, Casey.
      I’m right there with you.
      God’s plan. God’s call. God’s timing 🙂

  7. rubiescorner

    Thank you for the beautiful reminder. I will also read this frequently because it is an awesome opportunity to write. I try to write from my heart to the unseen audience. Smile.



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