Before I pick up a musical instrument.
Before I start the writing process.
Before I sing the first verse.
Before I recite a poem.
Before I lecture.
Before I speak.
As I listen.
I call on Sarawati to focus my mind.
I call onto Thoth to enchant my words.
I call Fu Hsi to speak through my fingers.
I call forth Hermes to improve my voice.
I call next Apollo to steady my hands.
I call upon Odin to shape my poems.
I call last Enki to lend me his ear.
May you help me with my writings.
May you help my diplomacy.
May you speak to me with reason.
May you help me find my calling.
May you help me develop my voice.
May you send me your messages.
May you teach me the universal language.