When medieval artists wanted to show someone saying “Yes” they placed one of their hands in front of them with the palm open as it faced the viewer. I want a “Yes” person, which isn’t always easy!
God, I am going to use “Yes” as the prayer word I repeat throughout this day. May I learn from this practice all that it has to teach me.
Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Luke 1:38 (NRSV) See Luke 1:26-38 for the full story.
Invitation To Pray:
What invitations is God bringing into your day? Are you resisting saying, “Yes”? What prayers are emerging in your body, mind, heart, and imagination? Pray them now.
The Annunciation by Gabriel to Mary in the Life of the Virgin Window (1217-1220) in the south choir aisle at the Chartres Cathedral in France. This scene fills the center section of the fifth row from the bottom.
Other Posts in This Series:
Life of Mary (1): Mary’s Birth
Life of Mary (2) Mary’s First Bath
Life of Mary (3): Willing
Life of Mary (4): The Word
Life of Mary (5): Surprise!
Life of Mary (6): Wedding