Prayer is Art

Morning Thought: Prayer is art––an art crafted with the Holy Spirit. Sadly, our translations lose some of the artistry of prayer. But when you read the original, you find thoughtfully designed words, poetry, songs, imagery and story. You find beauty. And its this kind of prayer that brings healing to our souls. For example, the Book of Lamentations is mostly acrostic poems, canvassing every Hebrew letter. Inspired by the Spirit, Jeremiah carefully crafts his poems––and it’s creating amid chaos––which brings healing. Try it yourself, and you will find restoration for your soul. The Heth ח portion of Lamentations 3 poetically communicates, “Kind love––the grace of Yahweh––indeed never ceases; For his compassions never fade away. Fresh, like flowers every morning, is your abundant faithfulness. ‘My portion––my first and every meal––is you, Yahweh,’ my soul will say. Thus, I will wait with hope for him to feed me” (Lam. 3:22-24, my poetic translation).

Published by: ggerhauser

Born and raised on Long Island, New York, I migrated to Australia in 1999. That’s when I married my beautiful wife, Anna, and we planted our church and Bible School. We’re now the proud parents of four children, ranging in age from eight to twenty-one. We’re still pastoring the same beautiful church, Church on the Park, in the the heart of Brisbane, Australia ( We also continue to teach our awesome students at Holy Fire Ministry Training School ( I love to write and encourage God's people. And something that many people don't know, I'm a DJ as well (aka DJ SOL Vibes).

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