A Writer’s Prayer

Heavenly Father,

Help me to trust that the words you encourage me to write meet the needs of those you guide to read them.

Let me continue to delight in the beautiful words written by others and not despair in the simplicity of my own. Help me remember always to thank them and encourage them in their work.

Guide my thoughts and my hands to express your Holy Word in our lives. Allow me to follow your will, to trust your ways, to be unconcerned with how I write but that I write in the light of your Light.

Lord, send me peace of heart so that envy and disparaging does not constrict my work for your glory.


  • http://www.weigandchris.com Chris Weigand

    Thanks what a beautiful prayer and so applicable and helpful. I’m going to copy it so I can pray it before I sit down to write. Thank you and God Bless.

  • http://ashesfromburntroses.blogspot.com/ Manny

    I love that! I’m going to do the same as Chris and pray it before I write. Thank you.

    • http://ashesfromburntroses.blogspot.com/ Manny

      Margaret, I have a literature and writing blog, and thought my readers would love to read your prayer. I posted it and linked it back here. I’m not sure how those cross links get posted on the bottom of your page, but apparently it didn’t in this case. Here’s the link to my blog with your prayer:
      http://ashesfromburntroses.blogspot.com/. I give you full credit, of course. If you’re not ok with my posting it, let me know and I’ll remove it.

  • Anne Davich

    Lovely, Margaret.

  • http://www.theworkingcatholicmom.com Mary Wallace

    So beautiful this morning to read and pray!

  • http://www.warriorsworlddad.com Dennis P McGeehan

    Thank You for the wonderful prayer. I try to start my writing day off by reading the days Mass readings. I find it makes a huge differenc efor me.

  • http://www.newwaytoday.blogspot.com Kathleen Hammer

    I can’t tell you how much I needed to read this tonight. God’s perfect timing. Thank you and God Bless.