On Monday I picked up The Camino Letters by Julie Kirkpatrick. (I'd had it on hold for awhile.) The author embarked on a 26 day hiking trip (yikes!) and asked 26 friends to give her a task she could do while she was walking - a different task for each day. At the end of each day, she writes a letter to the one who assigned the task, telling about her day and the task.
In one of the letters assigning Julie a task, a friend wrote a prayer that he has used. (p. 59)
Creator, create in me.
Spirit, inspire me.
Incarnation, be embodied in me.
Pretty simple in terms of words, but, wow, how incredibly powerful in terms of impact and meaning. It's been swimming around in my head since I read it. It is my prayer to make this prayer a part of my life.