Lent begins today with Ash Wednesday. The entire season is an opportunity for more quiet time and prayer. Every year, I've been using this day to share a creativity prayer I wrote a couple of years ago.

Spend some time today and in the coming weeks to ask for a potentially new source of inspiration as you try to expand the creativity of yourself and those around you!


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