Matthew 27:55: A Prayer for Ministering Women
Sunday, September 25, 2016
There were many women there, looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee and helped him. (Matthew 27:55 GNT)
For all the women who work in the margins of society to bring goodness out of darkness, we pray.
And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him. (Matthew 27:55 KJV)
For all the women who work for justice to bring change to corrupt systems, we pray.
Many women were also there, looking on from a distance; they had followed Jesus from Galilee and had provided for him. (Matthew 27:55 NRSV)
For all the women who keep quiet counsel as they nurture others through bright days and long nights, we pray.
And there were there many women afar off, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him. (Matthew 27:55 DRA)
For all the women who step forward to lead in spite of blatant barriers and the quiet whispering campaigns, we pray.
There were also quite a few women watching from a distance, women who had followed Jesus from Galilee in order to serve him. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the Zebedee brothers. (Matthew 27:55 MSG)
For all the women in the world who follow Christ in deep fidelity, who hold hope against outrageous odds, and who love in the face of anger and abuse, we pray.
For all the women in the world, we pray. Amen.
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