12 Enduring Prayers For Actors and Artists

Last Updated on October 19, 2023 by Emma

Searching for a prayer for an actor or actress?  Want to pray for an artist you know?

You may find these 12 enduring prayers for actors, actresses, and artists to be helpful for you.  Creative people who give their all to their craft can use your prayers as they do what they do.  Perhaps you are the artist or actor and you want to pray for what you communicate in your artistry and your goals.

Each prayer is written to speak to a specific need or situation, but you are welcome to modify the wording to fit your voice and circumstance.  You can also use the comments section at the bottom of this page to ask for prayers from other fellow actors and artists.

As you pray these prayers, you are, in a way, rehearsing what you want to say to God as you find your prayer voice and rhythm.

Do you see someone skilled in their work?
    They will serve before kings;
    they will not serve before officials of low rank” (Proverbs 22.29, NIV).

Can you pray for an actor or actress, or an artist?  Of course, you can!  You are not limited to only one prayer a day, or just a certain time of day to pray. God not only hears our prayers at any time, God wants to hear our prayers all throughout our daily life.

Whether you are praying for an artist, or you’re the artist who is doing the praying, know that bringing creativity and art before the Lord through prayer only underscores its beauty.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters” ( Colossians 3.23, NIV).

Know that your prayers will strengthen who you pray for.  Know that your prayers are heard and welcomed.  If you can, you may want to let the person know you are praying for them.  It can be an encouragement to them when they find themselves disappointed.

Prayer For an Actor

Lord, I pray for this actor I know, (actor’s name).  I pray that he will do well in his next audition.  He’s had some good acting jobs and is really excited about this next opportunity.  I ask that you help him remember his lines and keep him calm.

I pray for his sleep the night before and his travel to the audition.  I pray for the casting director to be attentive to my friend and his ability.  Help him do his best.  I ask this on his behalf, through Jesus Christ, Amen.

Prayer For an Actress

Dear God, I pray for (actress name) and her health.  I saw on the news that she has fallen ill.  I pray that she is receiving the best medical care she can for her condition.  I ask for your healing to be made known to her in the coming days.

I pray that she can return to her acting duties soon, as she so enjoys what she does.  Let her work be a healing balm to her body.  I ask for this in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer By an Actor

God, I get to act in a television series over the next several months.  I pray that my presence on the set be positive for everyone I encounter.  I want to be a vessel of your grace and light.  I ask that you fill me with your Spirit so that when I encounter someone they will feel seen and heard.

I thank you for this opportunity, both for my career and for the chance to be a blessing to others.  I pray for my acting, that it be professional and on point.  I want my excellence in doing my job to inspire others on the set.  I also want the final product to be seen as good work, to glorify you.  I ask for these things in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer By an Actress

Dear God in heaven, I ask you for confidence and strength to stand up to a domineering producer on our set.  He is overbearing and creates awkward situations with how he touches me and looks at me.  I will not stand for this kind of behavior in this day and age.

I pray that I be firm and direct when I confront him. I want my acting to be seen for good quality, without this person’s interference.  I want to be able to focus on my craft and performance, and I won’t be able to until I handle this situation.  I pray for you to fill me as I do this, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer For an Actor/Actress on Stage

Lord, I pray for (actor or actress) on Broadway as (he/she) begins a new play. I’ve been a long time fan and I want them to do well in this new endeavor.  I pray for their health and voice will hold up with the physical demands of stage performances.

I pray that their performances inspire and uplift all those who see them.  I pray for your light to shine through them.  May this be a rewarding experience for them, as they step out of their normal acting environment.  I pray to you through Jesus, Amen.

Prayer For an Actor/Actress on TV

Dear Father, I want to lift up (actor or actress name), who is on one of my favorite television shows.  They seem to be having a lot of negative things going on in their personal life right now.  I pray for your peace to surround them.  I pray that they will seek out good advice and wise counsel they can trust and follow.

I pray that you guide them to a path that allows them to walk out of their current predicament well.  I come to you on their behalf.  I don’t know their faith, but I know that your love extends to everyone.  I trust that will be at work in their life in mighty ways.  I pray this in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer For an Artist

Lord, can I pray to you about an artist I know?  They create the most amazing work, but they don’t seem to think their art is good enough for people to see or buy.  I’m not an art dealer or anything, Lord, but I know that when I look at what they have created, I experience deep feelings and emotions.  That’s what art does!

I pray that I can help them see they have something to offer the world that is beautiful.  Please work in their heart and mind to receive the truth that you have gifted them with this ability and creative vision.  I want them to know the joy of seeing something they make impact someone in a positive way. Help me to respect their boundaries and be an understanding presence for them.  I pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer By an Artist

Dear Jesus, before I begin my work, I want to pray to you for your divine guidance.  I am so grateful that I feel your creative Spirit flow through me as I paint.  I want what I do to reflect you and your majesty.

Help me to focus as I paint and not be distracted by a to-do list or anything else.  I want to enjoy the creative effort as an act of worship.  May the people who see my art see your love and glory in some small way.  I pray this prayer in your holy name, Amen.

Prayer For a Child Actor

Dear Father God, I pray for my child who has embarked on an acting career before they’re even in middle school.  I thank you for giving me the knowledge to know what to do for them in auditions and for dealing with managers and casting agents.

I pray that they will keep their childlike innocence in the midst of a business that has a lot of rejection.  Help them to trust my judgment about saying no to jobs or auditions that will negatively affect their childhood.  I want them to enjoy the excitement of it all, but without the negativity that can go with it.  I pray for your protection over them in every role and job.  In the name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.

Prayer For a Sculptor

Lord God, I pray for my friend who is a sculptor.  They make beautiful art out of clay and sometimes marble.  Yet, they’ve been having pain in their hands, the very tools they use to make beautiful art!

I pray that you heal their hands.  I pray that whether it’s through a good doctor, medicine, or even surgery, that you are the source of healing for them. Be their strength in the weak moments, as they are fearful of losing their ability to sculpt. It would mean losing their livelihood and the pure joy they get from creating out of nothing.

I pray that you be near to them and heal them, in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer For a Painter

Dear Lord, I want to come to you on behalf of a painter who lives in our town.  They’re facing a creative block right now.  They can’t seem to paint anything at the moment.  They told me there’s no inspiration or vision within them.

I pray for whatever is blocking them, be that spiritual, emotional, or mental, to be removed. I pray that you set them free to create once again. 

I pray that they receive your presence and let go of anything that hinders them. I pray that when they come out of this negative place they are in, their new work will reflect light and joy, and love. I pray this in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer For a Beginning Actor/Actress

Dear God, my friend is just beginning their acting career.  They have done a lot of training and are now going out on their first auditions.  They are also trying to narrow down their choices for an agent.  They have a lot on their plate with their new career.

I pray for them to mark out their time so they can focus on getting acting jobs.  I pray they find a good agent who will work on their behalf. I pray against any pressure or harassment they may face as a woman or a man in the acting business. 

Give them strength and focus as they rehearse and go to tryouts. Grant them success to encourage them to keep going.  I pray for them to glorify you, the source of all their creativity, Amen.

Concluding Thoughts

If you are an artist or an actor, you are creating something.  You may want to pray for what you do, as you are engaging in the very action that God started it all with–creating!

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1.1 , NIV).

When you pray for an artist or actress, whether you know them personally or not, you are praying for the creative force that comes from them to shine in a dark world with beauty.  Art and artistry evoke emotions not otherwise touched by ordinary life.

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”   -Pablo Picasso

May your prayers bring you closer to God and help you appreciate the gifts and talents of those you are praying for each day.