When will it END, God?
When will your people stop slaughtering your children,
stop hurling murderous words at one another,
killing the spirit
in addition to the body?
When will we start sharing our blessings,
loving our neighbor,
welcoming the stranger,
and caring for the widow and the orphan
and the poor?
Where ARE you, O God?
Where are you in the midst of this chaotic,
Our tears are our food day and night.
you have faithfully fed the hungry
and clothed the naked
and comforted the grieving
and shown hospitality to the marginalized.
You have freed the oppressed
and gathered together the scattered
and welcomed the prodigal home.
Do not desert us now, we beseech you!
Never have we needed you more ....
Send your Spirit to work within us, we pray.
Heal our brokenness as no medicine can.
Rend our hearts and turn them back to you.
End the violence of anger and of neglect.
Put a stop to our abuse of power.
Teach us how to love selflessly.
Grant us empathy
and send your church out
to be your heart and hands and feet
in the world.
Do not let us destroy ourselves, God,
but help us to build one another up
in your Holy name.
Do not give up on us, O God.
Ignite in us a passion that will not allow us
to give up on you.
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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