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Learning how to use poetry for God is one of the most beautiful things that we can do to please the Creator of this wonderful life.

Pamela KC Hollrah-Asleson, author of the poem book “Yoked With Christ,” shows her readers what poems made for God look like. She writes of the burdens shared by those who work in God’s ministry, and that poetry can glorify God and bless others. Readers will find the poem inside the book fun to read, and writing poems for God is a lovely experience.

Join us as we talk about how we can all use poetry for God’s glory and how it brings us closer to God Himself.

Poetry Is a Good Place to Start Worshipping and Showing Your Love

If you want to use yourself for God’s glory, then writing poems for the Creator Himself is an excellent place to start poetry. Writing a poem for God is a very intimate and close experience. As your pen slides across the paper, leaving ink marks like a figure skater on an ice rink, you’ll come up with pieces that God will love.

Poetry is a type of literature that is jam-packed with emotions. Use it to express yourself to God and show him your frustrations, joy, tears, anxieties, and everything else. You could think of poems as one of the best ways to genuinely converse with God.

How We Can Write a Poem Centered Around God

Our minds often tell us that writing this type of poem can be daunting. But in reality, it’s not that hard to do because our love for God is ingrained in our being. We simply need to tap into that feeling, and we can do so by:

1. Ask God to Open Our Mind, Heart, and Soul

Asking this will allow us to see the things God wants us to see in the Bible through faith-filled eyes. Don’t be scared to use imagery or allusions to the Bible in your poems. Be an enthusiastic learner of the language. It’s all part of learning how to use poetry for God.

2. Ask God to Help You to Listen and Understand

Don’t be afraid to ask God to open your eyes to what He wants you to learn from the Bible.

3. Ask God to Utilize and Orchestrate Your Life

Ask God to use and direct every aspect of your life. This includes the situations, happiness, suffering, challenges, blessings, and magnificent responses from the Bible to assist you in crafting a poem that exalts our Creator. The burdens shared with God via your poem are a part of Him orchestrating your life and giving you the rest you need.

4. Notice How Beautiful God’s Creations Are

When you walk outside daily, note the beauty God has bestowed upon the world. Using your own or faith-based eyes, capture the sights you see, then compose a poem regarding this earthly wonder.

5. Write a Poem With a Message

Every piece of poetry you write for God must have a distinct meaning and objective. It should aim to exalt, praise, worship, or ask something from Him. You can also write a poem that tells others the wonders of God and how life-changing having faith in Him is.

6. Show, Don’t Tell: Use Imagery to Make Your Poem More Impressive

Use a range of sensory imagery, including olfactory, visual, tactile, aural, and taste. Sensory imagery is the thing that will make your poem come to life and more memorable for those reading it.

7. Take the Time to Read Every Poetry Book About the Bible

There’s an abundance of poetry books in the world that talk about God and the Bible. If you are genuinely committed, you can make the time to read every poetry book about God and the Bible that you can get your hands on. You can also attend church mass regularly and listen to the gospels that the pastors and priests are preaching.

Gospels often provide us with a burst of inspiration, and who knows, the concept for your next poem might be there.

Take Your Time on Learning How to Use Poetry for God

Dedicating poems to God should be a lifetime endeavor. Remember not to rush yourself and take the time to learn whatever you can. Once you’ve done so, keep learning and writing poems for our Almighty Creator.

If you want to read more poems dedicated to God, grab a copy of Pamela KC Hollrah-Asleson’s poem book “Yoked With Christ.” The burdens shared and emotions in Pamela’s poems are quite moving, as well as her poems of praise for God.

Read our other articles, too, and learn how devotional poetry heals!

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