Here is a prayer from A Prayer Book for Writers! So that it doesn’t get lost on this feed, I’ve also put it on this website’s book page.

This is one of the first prayers that shows up in the book:

A New Journey

Dear God,

I want to create something beautiful. I want to experience it and then share it with people in ways they will be able to understand, ponder, imagine, and feel. Take me on a journey to know You better in this process. Give me the patience I need to write a work and the patience to take care of myself in the process.

Awaken in me a sense of curiosity. Teach me how to ask questions–questions to myself about the books I’m writing, but also about ideas and the art of writing itself. Bring to my attention what I should focus on during this creative journey; inspire within me the questions that will lead me closer to You, for You are the source and embodiment of Love, Truth, Beauty, and Wonder.

Let Your will be done in me as it is in heaven.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen.

Genesis 1