Lord, at your last meal with your closest friends and followers, you wrapped the servant’s towel around your waist, and washed your disciples’ feet. And though Peter objected at first, he submitted, saying, “Then, Lord … not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!” (John 13:9, NIV).
Like Peter, Lord, I shudder to submit myself and my writing to your cleansing work.
But I know I need it.
My writing needs your care.
So, I pray, Lord, wash,
not my feet,
but my hands, my heart, my thoughts.
Cleanse my motives, intentions, and attitudes.
Purge me of pride, worldly ambition, and self-sufficiency.
Wash clean my words, my sentences, my paragraphs, and pages,
to your purpose and for your glory, in Jesus’ name, amen.