Friday, 16 April 2010

Women's Prayers

On Holy Island I listened to a man reading from the Song of Songs. He read it wonderfully with no concern that he spoke of lying on the Beloved's breast et al. And I remembered a man saying that women should have a more intimate relationship with Jesus because he was a man - and women....
Not sure I agree, but if nothing else I guess it gives women permission to write about him that way...


Women's Prayers

Lord, God of my life
I stand before you, head bowed
Naked and ashamed
Bound in my sadness
For I know that
I am not worthy.

Your gaze is upon me
Your hand touches my cheek
And lifts my eyes to yours
Eyes offering forgiveness
Mouth smiling Love
You take me in your arms
Mercy wrapped in Mercy
And I rest
Clothed in You


Lord, God of my life
I sit at your feet, head bowed
I have given all I have
My treasure and my tears
Tongue-tied with sorrow
For I know I am not worthy

Your hand in my hair
Your words redeem me
I lift my eyes to yours
Thanks, echoed with thanks
Love with Divine Love
You take me in your arms
Mercy wrapped in Mercy
And I rest
Clothed in You


Lord, God of my life
I walk in your footprints
A follower, head bowed
Freed from my demons
I am nothing but yours
I am not worthy

You come to stillness
And say my name
I lift my eyes to yours
A look of invitation
Love’s companion
You take me in your arms
Mercy wrapped in Mercy
And I rest
Clothed in You



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