Bob Hostetler here, offering another prayer for writers:
Lord God Almighty, I confess that I have sinned against you through my own fault, in thought and word and deed, by what I have done and by what I have left undone.
I confess that I have too often trusted my own strength instead of relying on yours;
I have let my puny ability suffice when I could have and should have laid hold of your ready power.
I confess that I have chased after mammon, and written for mere money,
instead of seeking first your kingdom and your glory, and writing to please you.
I confess that I have been jealous of other writers and their success,
and have been ungrateful for all the kindness you have shown me.
I confess that I have taken shortcuts in my writing
and have been lazy in the hard work of planning and researching,
of editing and rewriting,
of reviewing and proofreading.
I confess that I have neglected prayer,
as if my activity is more important than yours in my writing.
I confess that I have chosen leisure over discipline,
speed over craft,
and my voice instead of your voice.
Thank you for the assurance of your forgiveness through my Lord, Jesus Christ.
Bob’s latest book is The Bard and the Bible, available now via Bob’s website or at fine Christian retailers everywhere.