The words of the wise bring healing.
-Proverbs 12:18b, NLT

May the words we write bring healing to sin-sick souls. May the words we write in our rough drafts bring healing to the members of our critique group as they help us edit and polish the manuscript. May the words we write in our proposal bring healing to the hearts of the editors we submit it to. And if our manuscript gets accepted and published, may these words we have written be the vehicle for God’s power to work through in order to heal broken hearts and breathe new life into dead and dark places.

Oh Lord God! May the same power that raised Jesus from the dead work through the words I write to touch people’s lives in transforming ways. In Jesus’s name. Amen.

-photo of Lantana in back yard by Nancy I. Sanders