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Prayer for a Daughter

One 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.

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