A Prayer for Consecrating an Iconographer

from Mt. Athos

You Who have so admirably imprinted Your features on the cloth sent to King Abgar of Edessa, and have so wonderfully inspired Luke Your Evangelist: Enlighten my soul and that of Your servant, (name)
Guide his/her hand so that he/she may reproduce Your features, those of the Holy Virgin and of all Your saints, for the glory and peace of Your Holy Church. Spare him/her from temptations and diabolical imaginations in the name of Your Mother, St. Luke, and all the Saints. Amen.