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Steadfast God, Ever-Moving Spirit,
I pray for a change in perspective
and the ability to delight in
a single moment as I might
delight in one snapshot shape
of a shifting cloud:
to see time as a gift,
not a battle;
to breathe with purpose,
not just for survival;
to believe in the process
(not only the end goal)
to sing always
as part of the whole chorus;
to shift my gaze from the sidewalk
to the horizon;
to know — and learn to appreciate —
that more (much more!) of life
is beyond my control
than is in it.
I birth you into a world of imperfections:
there are takers
Yet still it is a world of God’s grace,
filled with givers
In all things, be a child of God, in the footsteps of God.
Womb of my womb,
I pray for you strength and grace,
inner beauty and outer presence.
Daughter of daughters,
May you strive for knowledge and friendship,
peace and justice.
Newest of women,
How can I explain to you womanhood,
so beautiful and so powerful?
Young Mary of mine,
In every playfulness and each pain,
in every growth and each rest…
…believe that God is woman.
I wrote a prayer for each of my children when they were born. This prayer — written in the voice of St. Anne, mother of Mary the mother of Jesus — was written for my daughter, who has a birthday today.
2nd Monday Book Discussion at RevGalBlogPals, with many thanks to Mary Beth for her comments and her time in reviewing my new book…