with Mary, your mother,
Mary of Magdala,
and all the holy women
who stood by you in the final hours of
your suffering and agony.
Like these faithful disciples,
we accompany you,
Heart of Love ,
as you pour forth
Jesus, we are your broken vessels and wounded healers.
By your abundant, overflowing grace,
forgive, heal and transform us
so that we may embody your
Christ-presence in our church and world.
Fill our hearts with your compassion so that our hearts may reflect
your Heart of Love.
We pray for mercy and compassion on
all who are ill,
all who grieve,
all who despair,
all who are lonely,
all who are dying,
all who have transitioned into eternal life,
all who need the basic necessities of life,
all who are out of work, who need employment,
for peace within and between nations
all who need prayer and all who have no one to pray for them.
May we hold one another always in Your Heart of Love where we are forever one.
Bridget Mary Meehan
Roman Catholic Womanpriest
Good Friday, April 10, 2009