Thea, Goddess who dwells in all creation, holy be your name. Your queendom come: your will be done throughout all the earth. Give us today our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For yours is the queendom, the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.
Thea, you weave the world in your loom each thread in a place of its own. Teach me to build boundaries of beauty in the flowing fabric of my life that I might decide where one thread ends and another begins. Amen.
Thea, you came as fire in the lowly bush engulfing it without consuming it enflaming it without scorching it. Engulf me with your passion and enflame me with your desire that I may become your holy temple. Amen.
Thea, planter of seeds, your love takes root in me pushing through soft soil, making way for itself to grow. Give me eyes to see and ears to hear and flesh to touch the direction in which you lead me. Amen.
We came as we were to the table of the Lord wrapped in warm pajamas, I with an alb and stole on top. We blessed your name, singing as we worked readying the table for our little liturgy. Candle, books, cloth, bread, wine: pieces of your presence among us. We crossed ourselves as I greeted all: May the grace and peace of Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. And then we prayed, and we read, and we sang, and we shouted Halle Halle Halle-lujah! We broke open your word together and before we broke bread we offered one another a kiss of peace. Miriam jostled for access to everything, soaking in a baptism of symbol while Anastasia grinned and mouthed her part, awe expressed loud in silence. I had a flash of hope and wonder at the thought of the day when my children will offer me your child's precious body and blood with their own precious bodies. And I marveled at Anastasia's nod when I asked her if she wanted me to baptize her someday. You have done great things for us, Thea, and holy indeed is your name. Amen.
Thea, When you set your people free from bondage in Egypt, Miriam led the song and dance. When you set me free from bondage, I led the song and dance. May your voice ever be on my lips and your wisdom ever written on my heart. Amen.
Thea, you accompanied Jesus as he wandered in the wilderness for forty days and nights, readying himself for his ministry. Accompany me as I wander through the desert, discovering the lonely vocation of an artist; lead me to your refreshment. Amen.