Lydia’s Prayer

Day 148  May 29, 2013

” Work only with purple materials today.  Try working on a purple surface for a real challenge.”  -from 365 A Daily Creativity Journal by Noah Scalin

Lydia's Prayer

Lydia’s Prayer

“On the Sabbath we went a little way outside the city to a riverbank, where we supposed that some people met for prayer, and we sat down to speak with some women who had come together.  One of them was Lydia from Thyatira, a merchant of expensive purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. As she listened to us, the Lord opened her heart, and she accepted what Paul was saying.  She was baptized along with other members of her household, and she asked us to be her guests. “If you agree that I am faithful to the Lord,” she said, “come and stay at my home.” And she urged us until we did.”  Acts 16:13-15 NLT

“She makes herself coverings; her clothing is fine linen and purple.”  Proverbs 31:22

“I am an expression of the divine, just like a peach is, just like a fish is. I have a right to be this way…I can’t apologize for that, nor can I change it, nor do I want to… We will never have to be other than who we are in order to be successful…We realize that we are as ourselves unlimited and our experiences valid. It is for the rest of the world to recognize this, if they choose.”   ― Alice Walker, The Color Purple

The necklace used to create "Lydia's Prayer"

The necklace used to create “Lydia’s Prayer”

About 365MissionalPractice

Love God, Love Christ, Love Others. I am passionate about creating Missional Relationships that encourage disciples to personify Christ's message. As a minister in a Community of Christ congregation in Virginia I am learning everyday what it means to be vulnerable, to risk, to experiment, to share in a world that needs the redemptive healing of Christ. View all posts by 365MissionalPractice

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