BobHostetlerBob Hostetler here, offering another prayer for writers:

Holy Spirit, cultivate and proliferate your fruit in my writing.

Let love permeate my words.

Help me experience joy in the writing, and let my readers experience joy in reading.

Use my writing to spread shalom.

Give me patience in the writing.

Let goodness characterize what I write, and gentleness how I write it.

Make and keep me faithful to you, to the publisher, and to the reader from beginning to end, and let God-given self control guide my every thought, impulse, and decision as I write, revise, edit, and review, in Jesus’ name, amen.

 

TRLPLBob’s latest book is The Red Letter Prayer Life, available now via Bob’s website or at fine Christian retailers everywhere.

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bobportraitBob Hostetler here, offering another prayer for writers:

Lord Jesus,
you turned a meager lunch into a banquet for thousands,
a common lake trout into an ATM,
a brash fisherman into a water-walker,
a skeptical Thomas into a staunch devotee,
and a grisly death into death’s defeat.

Please turn my faulty thoughts and flailing words into something worth reading.
Amen.

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Bob Hostetler

If I have failed to heed your voice today,
If I have driven any of your thoughts away,
If I have written my own willful way:
Dear Lord, forgive!

If I have written idle words or vain,
If I have worked for earthly gain,
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IMG_2939Bob Hostetler here, offering another prayer for writers:

 

Let my writing be a blessing.
Let my words all ring true,
and both victory and failure
bring glory, Lord, to you;

Let what I write and how I write it
reflect all you mean to me
while also giving pleasure
and changing those who read.

 

TRLPLBob’s latest book is The Red Letter Prayer Life, available now via Bob’s website or at fine Christian retailers everywhere.

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Another writer’s prayer from Bob Hostetler (www.bobhostetler.com)

 

Lord, remind me
when inspiration fails me and writing is a slog,
that even at such times
the writing life is a life of privilege and blessing.

 

 

 

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