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Monday, August 20, 2012

RevGalPrayerPals: A Place for Prayer

Do you know about our other blog? RevGalPrayerPals: A Place for Prayer features daily offerings of prayer from sources ancient and modern, ranging from words to art to music and video, and including some original prayers. A team of RevGals and Pals contributes weekly, led by mompriest. Her photography enhances the blog header, and we thank her for it. You can subscribe to the blog feed, or use the email box in the sidebar to subscribe to email reminders.

Below you'll find Monday's prayer, posted by Pastor Julia. Other team members are revkjarla, Mary Beth, Jan, Singing Owl, Teri and revabi. They bless us each time they post, and we are grateful.

Monday Prayer: Jesus as a Mother

Jesus, as a mother you gather your people to you:
You are gentle with us as a mother with her children;
Often you weep over our sins and our pride:
tenderly you draw us from hatred and judgement.
You comfort us in sorrow and bind up our wounds:
in sickness you nurse us,
and with pure milk you feed us.
Jesus, by your dying we are born to new life:
By your anguish and labour we come forth in joy.
Despair turns to hope through your sweet goodness:
through your gentleness we find comfort in fear.
Your warmth gives life to the dead:
your touch makes sinners righteous.
Lord Jesus, in your mercy heal us:
in your love and tenderness remake us.
In your compassion bring grace and forgiveness:
for the beauty of heaven may your love prepare us.

- St. Anselm

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