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You don’t have to be a poet or a priest to take this month’s suggestion for your One Word practice.
Tap into your inner self by finding or creating a poem or a prayer about your One Word.
For poetry, you might google poems online with your word. Or if you’d rather create your own, you can compose a haiku or assemble an acrostic. Try writing a sonnet or experimenting with blackout poetry. Or you can abandon any structure at all and write free verse.
Find “25 Different Types of Poems to Explore” here.
My poetry with my word HUMAN:
1. I composed a haiku.
What is a human?
A presence able to blush
2. Here’s an acrostic I put together.
H – Hallowed
U – Unique
M – Mindful
A – Astir
N – Neighbor
3. Using notes I’d already compiled from How to Human by Carlos Whitaker, I created a blackout poem.
How to Human
Hold a conversation to instinctively band together. Remind the world to be honest. You were created to be bold and confident.
Find people and love them. The bare simplicity of our humanity: love God and love others.
You can adapt prayers recorded in the Bible or in books that relate to your word. Or if you choose to write your own prayer, you can form one around a scripture. Or write a prayer of thanksgiving, praise, or confession. Or maybe a prayer of blessing or intercession for others.
My prayer with my word HUMAN:
Weave our human hearts tightly together. Fill our human spirits with kindness to neighbors. Give us vision to see humanity in strangers. To divinely love, love, love.
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However you choose to engage with your One Word this month, stay intentional about its presence and work in your life.
There’s nothing magical or mystical about a word, but if you plant it as a seed inside you, wonderful things can grow from it.
If you do compose something, we’d love to hear it! Let us know in a comment here, link up a blog post below, or share in our One Word Facebook group.
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Are you sticking with your word of the year so far? Is it easier or harder than expected? Did you write a poem or prayer about your One Word?
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