Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Dangerous Women

At my friend Lois's celebration of life ceremony (see post below), they read the following "Dangerous Women Creed" that she carried in her Bible. It is too good not to share:

Dangerous Women Creed
Dear God,
please make us dangerous women.
May we be women who acknowledge our power
to change, and grow, and be radically alive for God.
May we be healers of wounds and righters of wrongs.
May we weep with those who weep and
speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.
May we cherish children, embrace the elderly,
and empower the poor.
May we pray deeply and teach wisely.
May we be strong and gentle leaders.
May we sing songs of joy and talk down fear.
May we never hesitate to let passion push us,
conviction compel us, and righteous anger energize us.
May we strike fear into all that is unjust
and evil in the world.
May we dismantle abusive systems and
silence lies with truth.
May we shine like stars in a darkened generation.
May we overflow with goodness in the name of God
and by the power of Jesus.
And in that name and by that power,
may we change the world.
Dear God, please make us dangerous women.
Excerpted from Lynne Hybels’ book
Nice Girls Don’t Change the World

Be a dangerous women friend!


grey like snuffie said...

May we love well

Jill said...

Great words Pamela - makes me think I should read that book again!! Blessings to you, Jill

Will we be seeing you at Rise and Shine?? Hope so!!

Yolanda said...

Sweet Pamela,

I would love to print this off and place in my own bible.


Laura said...

What a beautiful prayer, Pamela. Simply lovely.

much2ponder said...

I truly love this excerpt. I turned it around in a prayer that asking the Lord to remind me of the strength he gives me to be all of these things and that he will remind me to accept all that he offers as I too want to be all of these things in this passage, but at times am either unaware or unwilling. Lead me Lord I pray...