Day 14 of Write 31 Days. Today’s word prompt is “voice.”
I memorize the lines so I know my part for the play. I’ve used my voice to be Anne Frank’s mother, the maid Meip (the one who hid them) and also other characters in my high school’s one act plays. There was one year when we traveled to state competition that I woke up that morning with no voice. My cast mates made me not talk that day so I would have enough voice for the competition.
I used my voice in high school for speech. I would recite poetry. I have used my voice to recite poetry in my adult years too. The sound of words I’ve penned echo in my ear. A beautiful gift.
I use my voice to preach the word of God. I always start with these words “May the meditations of my heart and the words upon my lips be given to your glory and your glory alone.” It is always my prayer that the gathered community hears my every word and takes them to heart.
I use my voice also to speak out; to speak out against those things that need to be spoken against. God calls us to use our voices to be a voice for the voiceless.