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Theology Spot: Women’s Poetry from Chile

“Prayer” by Julia Esquivel

You illuminate our darkness And fill our sadness With hope.

Because you are stronger than I, I have let myself be a captive, And your love burns in my heart.

The thirst for your truth Has made me a pilgrim From city to city Until the day your Word Is fulfilled, And we are reborn In your image and likeness

Captivate me, Lord Till the last of my days, Wring out my heart With your hands, Of a wise old Indian, So that I will not forget Your Justice Nor cease proclaiming The urgent need For humankind To live in harmony.

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