Thank you, God, for words and language,
for the mental, tactile, and often emotional pleasure of words on paper.
Thank you for the joy of a well-turned phrase,
the satisfaction of just the right word,
the beauty of an artful description,
or finely tuned sentence.
Thank you for the honor of reflecting your image (2 Corinthians 3:18)
in thinking and wording things into being (John 1:1),
bringing dead things—ideas, letters, pages—to life (Ephesians 2:5)
and calling into existence things that do not exist (Romans 4:17).
Grant life to me today.
Grant life to my thoughts.
Grant life to my words.
Grant life to my writing,
in Jesus’ name, amen.