Sending forth inspired by John 12:1-11 — Loren McGrail, Palestine/Israel

While the reading of John 12:1-11 falls traditionally on Monday of Holy Week, this prayer may be used throughout the year.


Anointing and blessing God

help us to recognize you

in all your glory and humble disguises

including the poor of the world

who are your body.


When we meet you

may we fall to our knees,

offer you all that we have,

meet your lavish grace

with extravagant love.


Loren, a minister, lives and works in Palestine.  This prayer and further reflection may be found on Loren’s blog, A Garment of Destiny.