A Writer's Prayer

St. Thomas Aquinas

An excerpt from one of his many prayers for students and writers...

Grant to me

keenness of mind,

capacity to remember,

skill in learning,

subtlety to interpret,

and eloquence in speech.

May you

guide the beginning of my work,

direct its progress,

and bring it to completion.

You Who are true God and true Man,

Who live and reign, world without end.


Workshop Assignment - Class Prayer

Now, in your newly formed workshops, collaborate to create 4-lines of our class poem. Our goal is to create a writer's poem that asks for guidance and truthfulness - the rest is up to you! You can incorporate verses, parts of other prayers, or something of your own. The sky's the limit!