When you were younger, did you ever write your name vertically – then use the letters in your name to describe yourself? We did this in school when I was young, but I could not for the life of me recall what they were called until I googled an extensive description. Maybe you already said, “Oh, yeah, an acrostic.” Or maybe you have never heard of such a thing – or, maybe you had no idea, like me, that they had a name or what the name was.
When we did this in school, the teacher usually told us to use our first names. It was probably the quickest I ever did any assignment – since my name has only three letters. I never really got to creative. A – Awesome. M – Magnificent. Y – Young.
Done. Not my best work.
I like the idea of using this type of “poem” to write a personal prayer. I thought it would be fun to write an acrostic prayer using the word chocolate.
Christ Jesus, my Lord
Help me to love and live according to Your will
O Most Holy Trinity; Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Cleanse my heart and my life;
O Most Holy Mother of God
Lead me closer to your Son through your love and intercession
Almighty God our Father
Thank you for every breath I take and for Your
Everlasting and eternal love.
I took this idea to my prayer journal. I’m not an artist, but I enjoy using a journal when I pray because it helps me pay better attention, gives me a creative outlet and allows me some time to “be still”.
Would you ever write a prayer like this? What word would you choose?