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By Gary D. Schmidt, Elizabeth Stickney, Gary Schmidt

ISBN-10: 1467436992

ISBN-13: 9781467436991

Acceptable Words bargains prayers that correspond with every one degree of the writer's paintings — from discovering idea to penning the 1st phrases to "offering it to God" at of entirety. Gary Schmidt and Elizabeth Stickney, skilled writers themselves, introduce every one bankruptcy of prayers with pithy pastoral reflections that would motivate writers of their craft.

This welcome non secular source for writers comprises either old and modern poems and prayers — a few of that have been written in particular for this quantity. A considerate present for any author, Acceptable Words will accompany writers on their religious trip, lending phrases of compliment and petition in particular crafted to fit their special vocation.

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To lift the lean of that black bluff! World, World, I cannot get thee close enough! Long have I known a glory in it all, But never knew I this; Here such a passion is As stretcheth me apart, — Lord, I do fear Thou’st made the world too beautiful this year; My soul is all but out of me, — let fall No burning leaf; prithee, let no bird call. Edna St. Vincent Millay Almighty God, dwelling in the beauty of holiness, from whom all skills of mind, hand and tongue do come; may those who give their lives to the creation of beauty be surprised by the joy of discovering your presence in your world, and give others the hope of beholding your glory unveiled in heaven, where you are alive and reign, Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier, one God for ever and ever.

Johann Freylinghausen Enable me, O God, to collect and compose my thoughts before an immediate approach to you in prayer. May I be careful to have my mind in order when I take upon myself the honour to speak to the Sovereign Lord of the universe, remembering that upon the temper of my soul depends, in very great measure, my success. You are infinitely too great to be trifled with, too wise to be imposed on by a mock devotion, and abhor a sacrifice without a heart. Help me to entertain an habitual sense of your perfections, as an admirable help against cold and formal performances.

Yet you are no moth in frailty. Your presence is flame and power. And you are more solid than earth, your hands more serviceable, more human than mine. Infinite gentleness, infinite power, I love you like a fainting lover, but my love poems are never enough. For you are the poet, the lover, and the poem. Write Thou me. Susan McCaslin 4 The Writer’s Vision Expands Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I show the salvation of God. 23 As college students, we would not infrequently take the train into Boston and head to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum — in the good old days, it was free on Sundays, and so a natural draw for poor students.

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