we need you to examine us,
to look deep inside us
and see the people we long to be,
the people we are trying to be,
the people you created us to be.
We need you to help us to be those people.
The world's way is filled with snares.
Everywhere around us,
lies rip the fabric of our lives,
and tearing them apart.
We are frightened by the destruction that looms.
Give us courage, we pray,
to continue to stand up to the bullies
in our own households,
in our workplaces,
in our schools,
in our communities,
and in our legislatures.
Help us to see your face
in the faces of those we encounter,
to listen to them as you listen to us,
to trust that you are at work even when we cannot see,
and to have faith where hope feels distant.
We believe your Spirit is present with us
even when we are less than our best selves,
transforming us and our world
for your glory.
May it be so!
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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