Friday, May 16, 2008

Stuff My Agent Made Me Take Out For Very Good Reasons #1

I love this prayer I wrote for my novel Act of Grace, but my agent said it was to much, and she's right, but I still love it. My Buddhist friend, who I thought would be really offended, loved it so much she asked for a copy.

My sister says this is how we pray when we know we have to forgive but we are still too angry to do it the right way. She says God understands but the expectation is that we have to do better in the future. That was my thought about the charater Grace when I wrote the prayer. At this point in the novel she knows she's suppose to forgive, but she's still too angry to do it right.

A Prayer for Our Enemy

Forgive all our enemies, those who can still be helped as well as all the abominable and evil ones who still be hating on us and wishing evil on us and just being dumb and ignorant by lying and deceiving and judging and damnming us. Holy One be as honey to my enemies. Holy One be as the moon and the sun and the stars to them that hate us. Holy One please take from me my desire to beat my enemies’ lying, deceitful and judgmental asses.



Josephine Damian said...

LaFreya: Now you've been tagged for a second meme:

Josephine Damian said...

What part of "character arc" doesn't your agent understand?

Karen: the agent is the business partner, not the boss. Don't be afraid to take a stand from a story-telling basics POV not to make certain changes.

Lisa said...

I've been meaning to stop by here for a while and I'm glad I did today. I love this prayer!

Carleen Brice said...

I love this prayer too!