Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Captivate Me: A Prayer

During a writer's workshop last year, I penned this simple prayer. My word for 2012 was "captivated," and this prayer embodied what I wanted my year to be. In case you're wondering, my word for 2013 is PRAYER. :-) 

Captivate me, Father,
with your beauty.
The radiance
of Your holiness,
raining down
 like a million brilliant diamonds
   upon a world in need of Light.
Captivate me, Father,
until I am torn away
from the things of this earth –
useless, meaningless things
that keep me from experiencing
all that You are.
Captivate me, Father,
with your goodness
that never ends,
and your grace
that never stops giving.
Captivate me, Father,
until all that I see
is Your beauty,
all that I dwell on
is Your face,
all that I want
 is You.
Captivate me.


  1. beautiful, powerful words. that need set to music. :)

    1. Thank you, Ami! I'll see what I can do about that! I just might know a guy... :-)

  2. That is powerful! The kind of thing I need to print out, put in my Bible, and read over and over again until the full meaning of it really sinks in! Thanks Julie!

    1. So glad to hear that you felt God speaking to you through my humble words! Thanks for stopping by, Becky!