Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of thy faithful
And enkindle them with the fire of thy love;
Send forth they spirit, and they shall be created,
And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
--from the Catholic Missal and the Book of Common Prayer and discovered by me in this book.
Recognizing that our own creative production mimics divine creation as set forth in both the Old and New Testaments may help us become aware of the connection between our artistic talents and God, the Great Artist. (Janice Elsheimer, The Creative Call).
This week I'm writing my own prayer to the Holy Spirit using the prayer above as a guide. Whenever I sit down with my art, my plan is to start with this tiny reminder that the Spirit lives in me and--when invited--might breathe new life into my work. Writing my own prayer gives a sense of intimacy--of joining in a deep bond to co-create with my Creator.
Won't you try? If you choose to write you own Artist's Prayer, will you let me know? Come back here and tell me and then share at your place? It would make me so happy...
With Sandy today: