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.
I know our lives tend to be busy, so short prayers can be convenient and easier to fit into our days. I hope you like this prayer I penned! Feel free to enjoy a cup of hot cocoa as you read and pray!
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?
Tim Misukanis says
Great article, Amy! Tim to get creative with my name. I really enjoy your columns. Keep up the great work. Have a Blessed evening!
Thanks Tim! I always appreciate your comments! I hope life is treating you well!
I love this idea!! I would maybe think seasonally, like snow or freezing! I’ll try it in my prayer journal. After all, God made all and saw that it was good!
Love that idea! Post a pic on social media if you think of it!!
Alicia Potvin says
I really like this, and you know I never did that with my name. I just may 😉
Anni H. says
This is a great idea! And, requires a little more work, which each line is part of a prayer, than the A-N-N I used in school!
I may try to do this during Adoration the next time I am sans kiddos…
Too funny, A-M-Y. 🙂
I’ve never written a prayer like this before. I like the idea of reading the Gospel for the week, choosing a word from the passage, and then turning it into a prayer. Thanks for the idea!
Adorable! And actually, a really inspiring and beautiful prayer that came out of that!
Thank you Sara 🙂
We actually had to do this in school in fifth grade I think. I think the acrostic was LORD HEAR OUR PRAYER but I can only remember the first four lines of my fairly dreadful prayer which also had to rhyme. Yours is much better.
Oh my hahaha – your teacher should not have told you it had to rhyme! You just gave me a huge smile! Thank you!