Bob Hostetler

Bob Hostetler

Bob Hostetler here, offering another prayer for writers:

Father God Almighty,
you inspired Moses, Samuel, and others
to write when their best tools
were papyrus and parchment,
reed styli and ink made from crushed berries and plants.

For millennia,
your servants have recorded
stirring and soaring works

in caves and cells,
dusty rooms and mud huts,
by lamplight and candlelight.

So many have written so well
in such circumstances
as to shame my little efforts
and shoddy craftsmanship.

So forgive me, Lord,
when I let tiny obstacles
and minor inconveniences
compromise my praying and writing.
Forgive all those times when I could do better
and make them less and less frequent
until they sink forever beneath the waves of creativity
and productivity,
in Jesus’ name, amen.


Bob is the author of the award-winning The Bard and the Bible: A Shakespeare Devotional, available via or at fine retailers everywhere.

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