Mary Magdalene, you were healed from ‘possession’
Help me to trust in the Spirit’s healing power
When I am possessed by disappointment, grief, anger,
When I am possessed by depression, loneliness, self-loathing.

Mary Magdalene, you accompanied Jesus in his pain and dying
Help me to trust in the Spirit’s transforming power
When I accompany the homelessness, victims of prejudice and violence,
When I accompany those affected by patriarchy, corruption, consumerism.

Mary Magdalene, you were called to bear witness to the resurrection
Help me to trust in the Spirit’s life giving power
When I am mother, partner, mentor,
When I am advocate, believer, apostle.

Andrea Dean