Friday, April 13, 2012

The "Icon-ic" Life

A French friend of mine shared this iconographer's prayer and I find it particularly meaningful right now.

Come to my assistance;
May my life be an icon reflecting You.
Guide what I think, inspire what I do,
Direct where I go, illuminate what I see,
Put your Word in my mouth,
So that for You my life will become an art work,
a sacred work;
So that whomever looks at me will recognize You.
Blessed are you, Lord, to have made me your brush,
O You, who are the artist of my life.

Incidentally, I have "written" a few icons in a past life.  This one of John the Baptist is my favorite.

(Perhaps one of these days I'll finish the one of Mary Magdalene that I've started.)

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