Purged by Sorrow

girl praying by tree

8×10″ pen and watercolor on recycled paper

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Inspired by “A Broken Prayer” in A Threefold Cord by George MacDonald:

“Lord, clothe me with thy truth as with a robe;
Purge me with sorrow; I will bend my head

And let the nations of thy waves pass over,
Bathing me in thy consecrated strength;

And let thy many-voiced and silver winds
Pass through my frame with their clear influence,

O save me; I am blind; lo, thwarting shapes
Wall up the void before, and thrusting out

Lean arms of unshaped expectation, beckon
Down to the night of all unholy thoughts.”

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