I came across this prayer this morning and it made me think of you all and the community you have built here, so I wanted to share it with you. I found it in Scott McElroy's Finding Divine Inspiration but he quotes it as being from Julia Cameron's The Artists Way.
O Great Creator
We are gathered together in your name
That we may be of greater service to you
And to our fellows.
We offer ourselves to you as instruments.
We open ourselves to your creativity in our lives.
We surrender our old ideas.
We welcome your new and more expansive ideas.
We trust that you will lead us.
We trust that it is safe to follow you.
We know you created us and creativity
Is your nature and our own.
We ask you to unfold our lives
According to your plan, not our low self worth.
Help us to believe that it is not too late
And that we are not too small or too flawed
To be healed -
By you and through each other - and made whole.
Help us to love one another,
To nurture each others unfolding,
To encourage each others growth,
And to understand each others fears. Help us to know that we are not alone,
That we are loved and lovable.
Help us to create as an act of worship to you.