A Regal Relationship

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 05/10/2012

in Easter

You are my friends if you do what I command you. I no longer call you slaves, because a slave does not know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father. (John 15:15-16)

A Prayer Poem by Sister Juliemarie McDonald, SND, for the
Sixth Sunday of Easter, Cycle B
May 13, 2012

Regal, chosen by Christ,
Each one of us,
Likened to a Temple, filled with the King’s glory!
A cup,
Thirsting to be filled with friendship with the Divine.
I am empty until I am filled and energized with the love of God.
Only then can I
Nourish others, who also hunger and thirst for the living God.
Spread your spiritual wings, like a butterfly, to soak up the “Son’s” energy.
Hallow a space, hollow out a time, hammer in some boundaries.
Isolate yourself on a self-made mountain top.
Plead not for presents of power and prestige, but for the regal relationship
with God for others.

For Reflection and Sharing:

  1. What does having a friendship with God mean to you?
  2. How are you enriched by your friends?
  3. How do you enrich them?

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Valerie Pinney May 10, 2012 at 9:11 am

Thank you for confirming my thoughts about turning one of the rooms in my home into a “prayer room”. I will do it!


Anitra May 10, 2012 at 10:24 am

Dear Juliemarie;
Many thanks for your Prayer Poems!! They are full of so much wisdom.
Love Anitra


Gia May 10, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Hi Sr Julie, thank you for these beautiful words of wisdom!!! Your eloquence floods my soul and touches my heart!!!


Sr Juliemarie McDonald May 11, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Val, keep it simple. Less clutter, the clearer your prayer focus will be. Glad the poem got to your heart and will.


Sr Juliemarie McDonald May 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Anitra, I do pray to Lady Wisdom and the Holy Spirit very much as I reflect upon the Word of God. I am sure in my heart that these two people are very much of the inspiration I receive.


Sr Juliemarie McDonald May 11, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Gia, may it also reach deep into God’s will and move you to any action he calls you, too.


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