"Mary’s Prayer" by Geoffrey Philp

Madonna in Prayer by Sassoferrato, c1640-50 




Mary’s Prayer

Lord, help me to be a light today.
My tormentors taunted me until I cried.
Darkness covered my heart. It felt as if I had died
when they said nothing good was ever born from Nazareth’s clay,
sin would haunt the child because of my pride.

Lord, help me to be a light today.
But when I looked into His eyes, I found a way.
Something new was born, and I knew the elders had lied.
This is a love I can no longer hide:
Lord, help me to be a light today.

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Another year of blogging has come to an end, so I am signing off until January 12, 2011.
Be careful, enjoy yourselves, and your loved ones.

 Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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Image source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/4699156/Mother-of-God-a-History-of-the-Virgin-Mary-by-Miri-Rubin-review.html


Comments

Rethabile said…
Thank you. See you next year.
Dave Lucas said…
You are awesome, Geoffrey! Peace! Enjoy your holiday time!
Give thanks, Dave. Yes, some R&R is definitely in order.

Happy Holidays!
Have a wonderful Christmas and New year!
Thanks, Crafty...
Here's to a green 2011!

1Love,
Geoffrey

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