Saturday, January 31, 2009

Saturday Soirée - A Writer's Prayer

The following prayer highlights writing fiction but whatever your heart calls you to write - fiction or non-fiction in all its forms, the essence of this prayer will inspire you every day to believe that you can achieve your writing dreams - lofty or simple.

The Writer's Prayer
~ Sandy Tritt

Open my mind Lord. Grant me the talent to write with clarity and style, so my words go down rich and smooth, like fine wine and leave my reader thirsty for more.

Open my heart Lord. Grant me the sensitivity to understand my characters - their hopes ,their wants, their dreams - and help me to confer that empathy to my reader.

Open my soul Lord, so I may be a channel to wisdom and creativity from beyond myself. Stoke my imagination with vivid imagery and vibrant perception.

But most of all lord, help me to know the Truth, so my fiction is more honest than actuality and reaches the depths of my reader's soul.

Wrap these gifts with opportunity, perseverance and the strength to resist those who insist it can't be done.


Now, open your journal, your notebook or a word document and write with confidence and passion.


Joanne said...

Amen! Beautiful poem, filled with the truths that make writing an art. I've copied this for future reading, thanks for sharing.

Cheryl Wright said...

A copy sits just above my computer and is indeed an inspiration each day to write from my heart and always with an eye to reaching my readers with truth, encouragement and hope.

Sita said...

Amen, Cheryl...and may His truth spoken in love infuse all of your words...
Love, Sita

Joanne said...

Hi Cheryl, I've given you an Award! Stop by my blog when you get a chance.

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