Prayer for a Daughter

by Teresa Two Feathers Flowers

Virgin-Mary-stylized1One God with
Three Faces:
Yauh, Jesu,Great Spirit;
hear my prayer
for my daughter,
whom you have given me.
I pray that she may be chosen,
like Esther, to become queen,
to have a victory song
like Deborah's.
Willing to pray like Hannah,
may she be a shining example
like Sarah,
unabandoned like Naomi,
declared righteous like Rahab,
a Rhoda not afraid to open the gates.
May she be your harvester like Ruth,
watered and transplanted like the
woman at the well,
having joy of bearing like Elizabeth,
favored before heaven like Mary,
a devoted follower, Magdalena style.
Amen and amen.

Teresa Two Feathers Flowers hails from Amarillo, Texas, where she comes from a Cherokee and Lebanese background. She has invested many years in volunteer and professional ministry to the poor, homeless, and orphaned. Currently, she serves as an elder/deacon at Pilgrim Church in Beverly, Massachusetts. She is the author of How to Have an Attitude of Gratitude on the Night Shift.

This prayer was originally published in the Winter 2007 issue of Priscilla Papers, published by Christians for Biblical Equality. It appears here by permission.


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