Category Archive: Prayers

Lady of Squash Blossoms and my newest yummiest crockpot recipe: Mama's Chicken Crock

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Mama’s Chicken Crock Autumn Stew
should take half hour depending on how many arms you use…then cook for 4 hours.
eat next day or start it in the morning. (substitute wine for coffee then)
should cost under $20 depending on how much veggie and chicken you use…also I don’t really deal much with quantities and so – wing it!

Prayer for Seeing Clearly

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Bless us this day with your presence

Show us the way through the hard to see places

Anoint us with the oil for far seeing

The Moving On Tea Party – A Dirge

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I forgive myself for not living the life I thought I would. I forgive myself for not always being able to hear my own heart. In between gulps of air I sip cups… Continue reading

Precious Lady, Red Alert from Planet Earth

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Dear Precious Lady,
We need your light to shine on us right now.
We’ve got ourselves into some trouble here,
every footing we find is too slippery to stand.

Dearest Holy Lady, A Prayer for Reweaving The Tears

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Dearest Holy Lady This is my prayer for reweaving the tears. This garment of gold thread that covers our bodies, is a fine weave, at once like gossamer and moss and lace and… Continue reading

Blessed Is She That Believed

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There is a place in the heart past the old stories and the new stories to the left of the old baggage to the right of the hopes for the future beyond the… Continue reading

We Sorrow! O Blessed Lady! A Prayer for Healing

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Our world longs for healing

I know you hear our tears falling

The polar bear father groans for his children

The butterfly pauses too long on a wayward branch

The wolf mother considers if having cubs is a good idea

The salmon, bewildered swim in circles, aching with eggs

The blue bird of happiness seeks her mate, calling, calling…

The inch worm only attempts a quarter inch this morning

The depressed human, does not want to rise from sleep today

A Prayer for Artists to Our Blessed Lady

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Our Lady, Mother of All Good Things

We artists are a complex weaving

Our beauty and our pain seek us

Through brush and pen

Through hand and foot

Through drum and flute

Through paper and scissor

Through image and word

Through life and death

Through our desire to be self expressed.

While we are at once struck with joy

at sudden inspiration, we are also

sometimes stuck with a strange halting fear

Fear enough to stay the brush

or halt the tambourine.

Is it worth it to make art?

Am I good enough? Can I sell it?

What will others think? Of me, my art?

I should be doing accounting,

become a lawyer, a doctor or politician,

or clean my house after all,

instead of getting myself to studio or notebook.

We all know – poets and artists –

are of no value here…there are mouths to feed!

And so we chatter on in this way

Poisoning our ideas with lack of Faith.

Blessed Lady, You have heard all of our complaints I am sure.

For many thousands of years, and as a form of medicine,

have given yourself, Lady, your own image and heart,

to millions of painters, poets and songwriters to keep them

Going. To keep them company in the dark night.

For this we thank you. For this I thank you beyond measure.

You are the most painted, most sung about Lady in all the world!

Blessed Lady I beseech you on our behalf, on behalf of all artists!

Lady Weave

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There is a weave of love and instruction

You have placed upon my life.

Your Son said His yoke was easy and His

burden was light.

Prayer To Our Lady of Blackberry Pie — A Plea for the Sacred Honeybee

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Just ask the Queen Bee what is happening to her hives
Just ask the Mama Whale what is happening to her sea
Just ask the Empress Butterfly what has happened to her cocoons
Just as the Mama Frog what has happened to her shimmering legs
Just ask the Princess Salamander how far from home she has had to travel
Just ask the wolf, La Loba, what has happened to her wooded trail
Just ask the Salmon Mother why her children cannot make it up the river