Sunrise-CreativityToday is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season. Lent involves a time to increase time devoted to prayer and reflection while avoiding the typical distractions of daily life. In what has become an annual Ash Wednesday tradition, I re-share the creativity prayer below written for a creative inspiration presentation several years ago.

Anytime you are mired in the creative doldrums, find time to seek out perhaps a new source of creative inspiration and a more peaceful creativity than you've been experiencing.

My hope is that this prayer can be a source of creative inspiration to  will help you discover a peaceful creativity for yourself and all those you encounter!


Thank you for creation itself and the incredible gifts and talents you so generously entrust to me. May I appreciate and develop these talents, always recognizing that they come from you and remain yours.

Guide me in using them for the benefit of everyone that I touch, so that they may be more aware of your creative presence and develop the creativity entrusted to them for the good of others.

Help me also to use your talents to bring a creative spark and new possibilities to your world, living out my call to be an integral part of your creative force. Amen.

Copyright 2008, Mike Brown