here today, scans tomorrow

  photo credit: Michelle Archuleta

photo credit: Michelle Archuleta

okay team!  here comes the scans, and here comes you with your hearts and your prayers and your faith.  you are hereby invited, encouraged and persuaded to implore our Creator and yours through the glorious intercessor(s) of your choice to Work This Miracle.

we always give thanks to start, and we always surrender to the will of the Divine to close, and in between there we are pounding our fists on the doors of the One, asking for this boon to be granted.  and so let us do that, this wonderful work, this work of wonder, in this world filled with awe.   with humility, with patience, and with the beloved fire of a 10-month-old tugging on a pants leg, who Just Knows that if he does it long enough, his burden will be lifted from him, and he will be brought to a higher place.

here's a clipping from a book i was reading, with this highly intriguing protagonist (i think it's gonna be a big hit with the beyond-all-help crowd):

Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. 2 He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. 3 And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’

4 “For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think, 5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!’”

6 And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. 7 And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? 8 I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”

...now, it's unclear to me if what we're praying for here is justice or not.  but what's perfectly clear is what we Are praying for...

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sweet blessed Creator
you un-nameable
you of so many names
you of so many faces
you who in your mercy speak to all of us in our own language
you who are the ocean of adoration that all rivers of praise run to

we give thanks for this life
this momentary inhalation
of the wonders of creation
seen as a creation
we give thanks for our return
that monumental expiration
rejoining the Creator
in perfection

we give all to You

we give thanks for the healing of rebecca
we give thanks for the restoration of her eyesight
we give thanks for the best possible outcomes from her treatments
we give thanks for her body being cleared of all tumors

we give thanks for the health of baby solas
we give thanks for your grace to her support team

we pray for the healing of rebecca
we pray for the best possible outcome from her treatments
we pray for rebecca's body to be clear of all tumors

we pray this in the name of jesus
teacher, healer, christened one
possibly the most misunderstood person in all of history
and yet healing and guiding through the shroud of confusion

we pray this in the name of mary
mother of god, blue lady
tender of the waters
salve for the tender-hearted
oasis in the desert

we pray this in the name of mary
most human, devoted walker of the path of service
who breathed and bled and wondered
and persevered
and Loved

we pray this in the name of brigid
mary of the gaels
keeper of the forge, of the well, of the word
goddess to the celts, saint to the catholics
sacred warrior mother for us all

with gratitude and hope
we surrender
in faith
to the will of the Divine

Your will be done