She Flies On (A prayer for International Women’s Day
Like, Eve, Miriam, Deborah, and Esther,
send us out to witness to your on-going revelation.
Like Sarah, Elizabeth, Martha, and Lydia,
send us out to extend your love and hospitality to all.
Like Rachel, Ruth, Mary, and Mary Magdalene,
send us out to be god-bearers.
Like Hagar, Tamar, the Samaritan Woman, and Lois,
send us out to be builders of your great kin-dom.
(adapted for International Women’s Day from the liturugy for “She Flies On,” a conference celebrating Women in Ministry)
[Photo: Rosi Anwar, Pexals]