Thursday, June 18, 2015

Intercession

Holy Mary, mother of a brown son,
Mother who feared for his well-being,
Mother who tasted terror when he left your side-
Pray for us.

Holy Mary, mother of a brown man,
Mother who demanded his respect,
Mother who knew the power of God-
Pray for us.

Holy Mary, mother of a brown rebel,
Mother who tried to save him from himself,
Mother who eyed the authorities as they drew near to him-
Pray for us.

Holy Mary, mother of a brown preacher,
Mother who was stunned by his insight
Mother who taught him how to listen to the word-
Pray for us.

Holy Mary, mother of a brown prisoner,
Mother who grieved what would never be,
Mother who feared for the life of one who you carried in your body and heart-
Pray for us.

Holy Mary, mother of a brown man killed too soon,
Mother who held his broken body,
Mother who howled to the heavens-
Pray for us.

Holy Mary, mother of a brown Incarnation,
Mother who dared to hope in resurrection,
Mother who whispered, "Let it be with me according to your will"-
Pray for us.

4 comments:

RevKel said...

Beautiful. Amen.

Anna Carmichael said...

Thank you so much for your prayers, your wisdom, your guidance. Thank you.

Jenn Schwachenwald said...

Very nice Julia!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my...this is so powerful! Thank you, Julia.