The Polytheist Devotional Arts Challenge begins Tuesday, and I know many of us are feeling a bit overwhelmed, or unprepared, or are wishing we were more skilled than we are. So I thought I'd share this prayer for inspiration with you all: both to just break the ice and to "come out" as a person who writes prayer poems for the Gods. And this is a prayer for all of us, not just myself, even though it is in first person. If it inspires you, feel free to use it for yourself, adapting it to fit your Gods as needed.
A Prayer for Inspiration
Oh Gods of skill, if you would,
Fill my cauldron with the glow
Of poetic inspiration,
To create works worthy of you
To shape words in your honor
To stir the hearts of your chosen people
Ever more toward devotion.
Let the words I write for you
Be worthy of belonging to you
Be a beacon to those who seek you
So we can come to you
Filled with reverence
And immeasurable love
-Michelle Simkins, May 2021
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