The Writer's Prayer
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 my Self. 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.
-- Sandy Tritt
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Sandy Tritt. All rights reserved.