God of Mystery,
you looked with favor
upon a woman born of humble circumstance
and chose her
to bear your Son to the world.
Hear the cries of women everywhere,
whose past has dictated their present
and threatens their futures.
Open the ears of men around the world
to hear the songs of justice
sung by mothers,
desperate for righteousness to reign
for the world in which their children
live in the hope of freedom.
Send your messengers to speak words of comfort,
to those who are feeling betrayed
and alone ...
to those who fear the worst
and those who are living it.
Make your presence known to us, we pray,
in thoughtful conversation
and patient listening,
and in a peace that passes all understanding.
Grant that we may be transformed
into a people of patient perseverance
as we seek to live according to your Word,
living and relevant
in every time and place.
Julie participated in the 25th Seminar for Certified Zentangle(R) Teacher Training in June, 2019, trained by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. In addition to creating art as a personal spiritual practice, Julie also incorporates the Zentangle(R) method in Prayer Art Retreats in a variety of contexts, including church groups, friend gatherings, and at a local art gallery. Check out the Upcoming Events page for a calendar of events, or use the Contact Us page to inquire about scheduling an event with your group!
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