Prayer for the Arts
Written by Mike Herrnstein for the 2021 National Day of Prayer
Heavenly Father, we thank You for the work of Your creative spirit that we have received over the years. As it expresses the joys and beauty of Your good creation along with the sorrows and pain of the human condition, help us to see Your hand revealed in the work of our creatives. Thank You for the talents and gifts bestowed upon our artists in their partnership with You in the creative process. Guide them, Lord in their search for beauty and truth.
We thank You for the means by which this artistic expression is shared. The wood, metal, rock, plastic, animal remains, and hands that fashion musical instruments, canvases, paints, ink, paper, sculpture, electronic switches, software, stages, screens, and audio systems are all a part of Your good creation. We humbly thank You for these gifts.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.