Writing Prayer, Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and You are our potter; we are all the work of your hand. Thank you Father, for training my hands for war and my fingers for battle. Let the favor of the Lord, my God rest upon me, establish the work of my hands for Your glory. Help me, Holy Spirit, to write words that will carry freedom, encouragement, hope, truth, and laughter to others. Lord help my writings reveal Your goodness and help spread the Good News. Like the man in Gerasenes, allow me to publish what Jesus has done for me. Scripture Isaiah 64:8, Psalms 144.1, 90.17 and Mark 5:20
Another Writing Prayer
Just for today, let me be compassionate with myself.
I forgive myself for not writing enough, or well enough, or fast enough.
I am thankful today for my unique creative gifts. Instead of dwelling on regrets about what I haven’t accomplished yet, I will focus on what I can do now to develop my craft.
Let me take at least one, small step today to put my writing out there.
When my query letters go unanswered, I will remain serene and remember that it’s often not about me or my writing.
I will listen and learn from people whose feedback I value, but trust that my most important guiding voice and source of confidence as a writer lies within.
When opportunities arise, let me evaluate them with clear eyes and have the wisdom to pass if the gig isn’t right for me. I will not let feelings of panic or desperation lead me to make bad choices, but trust that if I do my marketing, the right gigs will come to me.
Because the people who matter to me are important, I will strive to set aside device-free time today in which I am fully present for them.
I will make time to move my body, stay healthy, and take in the beauty that surrounds me. I know it will fuel more creativity.
Grant that I lie down in peace tonight, grateful for the chance I’ve had today to write, to grow, and to send my message out into the world.