God of new creating, who beckon us to the dance of birthing and sustains us in our labouring, hear this prayer:
From fear of the unknown
From doubts of my creativity
From ridicule by those around me
From my excuses about my abilities, my age, my education, my looks, my status deliver me.
With your promise of companionship download Return to Oz
With your creative spirit
With your pledge of sustenance
With your embrace of all of me
heal me and set me to motion.
You who called me to life that you may be born again in me, blessed be in this and all seasons!
An Advent prayer by Jan L. Richardson