Inspiration

In the Stillness of the Starry Night

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In the joy of your heart,
Your light remains

In the gift of your caring,
Your light remains

Where you reached out to help,
Your light remains

Where you sat in silent peace,
Your light remains

In the place where you worked,
Your light remains

In the stillness of the starry night,
Your light remains

In the light of each day fully embraced,
Your light remains

 

Like the touch of an Angel,
Your light remains

When you live as a light,
Your heart is joined in the Infinite Light of Love.
And that about you which is eternal…remains.

—Reverend Jacquie Riker

 

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration

All Things Great and Small

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Lord, grant that I may always allow myself
to be guided by you, always follow your plans,
and perfectly accomplish your holy will.
Grant that in all things, great and small,
today and all the days of my life,
I may do whatever you may require of me.
Help me to respond to the slightest prompting
of your grace so that I may be your trustworthy
instrument, for your honor.
May your will be done in time and eternity,
by me, in me, and through me. Amen.

—Plea by Saint Teresa of Avila

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration

Love Others as You Would Have Them Love You

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You and I are One
All of You and Us are One.
All the Souls are One Soul
All the Lights are One Light.

—Messenger of Unity

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration

Novena to Mary, Queen of All Hearts

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Mary, Queen of All Hearts,
Advocate of the most hopeless cases;
Mother most pure, most compassionate;
Mother of Divine Love,
full of divine light,

we confide to your care the favors
which we ask of you today.
Consider our misery,
our tears, our interior trials and sufferings!
We know that you can help us
through the merits of your Divine Son, Jesus.
We promise, if our prayers are heard,
to spread your glory,
by making you known
under the title of Mary, Queen of the Universe.
Grant, we beseech you, hear our prayers,
for every day you give us so many proofs
of your love and your power of intercession
to heal both body and soul.
We hope against all hope:
Ask Jesus to cure us, pardon us,
and grant us final perseverance.
O Mary, Queen of all Hearts,
help us, we have confidence in you.

—Catholic Liturgy

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration, Uncategorized

In the Stillness of the Starry Night

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In the joy of your heart,
Your light remains
In the gift of your caring,
Your light remains
Where you reached out to help,
Your light remains
Where you sat in silent peace,
Your light remains
In the place where you worked,
Your light remains
In the stillness of the starry night,
Your light remains
In the light of each day fully embraced,
Your light remains
Like the touch of an Angel,
Your light remains
When you live as a light,
Your heart is joined in the Infinite Light of Love.
And that about you which is eternal…remains.
—Reverend Jacquie Riker

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration

Comfort and Strengthen My Soul

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Out of the depths, I cry to you, Lord!
My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow;
have mercy on me, according to your unfailing love.
May your Word of truth comfort and strengthen my soul.
You are the Resurrection and the Life.
He who believes in you will live, even though he dies!

Be my Light, my Strength, my Hope, and my Peace. Amen.

—Susan Glende

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration

Spirit Woman’s Song

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I am a shooting star woman, says
I am a shooting star woman, says
I am a whirling woman of colors, says
I am a whirling woman of colors, says
I am a clean woman, says
I am a clean woman, says
I am a woman who whistles, says
I am a woman who looks into the insides of things, says
I am a woman who investigates, says
I am a woman wise in medicine, says
I am a mother woman, says
Holy Father, says
I am a woman wise in medicine, says
I bring my lord eagle, says
I bring my opossum, says
I bring my lord eagle, says
I bring my whirlwind of colors, says

Father in heaven, says
Saint Christ, says
Father scribe, says
I am a spirit woman, says
I am a woman of light, says
I am a woman of the day, says
I am a Book woman, says
Holy Father, says
I am a saint woman, says
I am a spirit woman, says

—Maria Sabina, Mazatec Mesoamerican Indian, 1956

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.