The Source Arts & Literature section highlights the work of our creative readers. All visual artists and creative writers are encouraged to share with us new works. Please see below for full submission guidelines.
MY HURRICANE SEASON PRAYER
Our Father up in Heaven
Hear this our solemn prayer
As we enter the Hurricane Season
Please keep us in Your care.
We’ve experienced much sorrow,
Severe pain and tragedy
And we pray that all these trials
Will bring us close to Thee.
We were battered, we were bruised,
We were bent and broken down
But we’re asking for Your Power
To lift us from the ground.
You are stronger than mahogany
Tougher than our roofs of blue
Sturdier than our lofty poles
That’s why we look to You.
Keep our churches, keep our schools
Keep our businesses and more
Keep our homes in Your mighty hands
From the ceiling to the floor.
Cover us with your protection
Shield our hearts and minds from fear
May any storms that threaten
From our shores be far, not near.
We thank you Lord, for hearing us,
We have trusted You this long,
Keep us always resilient,
Valiant and VI strong!
Sandra C. Bradley is a Source reader who loves to explore the power of words, the pits of an avocado and the peacefulness of nature.
Poetry and creative prose submissions are limited to 1,500 words and should include a brief bio of the writer. Visual art submissions should include at least one high-quality image or video and a very brief bio along with an artist’s statement that speaks to the inspiration of the work. The statement should include the title if there is one, the medium used and what the work means to you.
Please send submissions and questions to email@example.com.