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This week’s FMF writing prompt and Day 22 of the 31-Day Writing Challenge is: STILL 




“Be still, and know that I am God.” ~ Psalm 46:10a, ESV


Father, You alone are God. None compares to You. You are omniscient, omnipresent, transcendent, glorious. You are the great I AM. You existed before time, and nothing is too difficult for You.


Lord, I confess that I struggle to be still. I busy myself with all manner of distractions and frivolous activities, focusing my attention anywhere but on You. Not only that, but sometimes I even think that I am God. Maybe more often than sometimes. I may not come out and say it in so many words, but my thoughts and my actions reveal me.


Thank You, Father, for being God. Thank You for being my God. Thank You for inviting me to be still. Thank You for inviting me to come to You to find rest. Thank You for being a safe place where I can find refuge and lasting peace in the midst of the storm of this broken world.


Lord, help me to be still in my writing life. Help me to know that You are God. Help me to rest in that truth and that reality, and help me to use the words I write to reflect that trust. Father, I need stillness to be able to hear Your voice, and I need to hear Your voice if I am to write for You. Give me the stillness I need to rest in You so I can be more fruitful in the coming days for Your glory.

In Jesus’ name,



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