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  • Chris Williams

Trinity Sunday, 7th June – Icon of the Day

Anoint me, merciful God, with the oil of your Spirit, that I may be a channel of your love to others

Anoint my head, God of wisdom, so that all I think and plan may be as from you, the source of all true knowledge.

Anoint my eyes, all-seeing God, that I may recognise you in the face of my brothers and sisters.

Anoint my ears, God of earthquake, wind and fire, that even in the still small voice I may hear the cry of the poor and oppressed.

Anoint my lips, silent God, whom language cannot fully describe or contain, that I may seek your words of comfort to those in need.

Anoint my hands, compassionate God, who once touched lepers and made them whole, that I may hold out my hands to those whom no one wants to touch.

Anoint my feet, pilgrim God, you who travel through history with me, that I may leave familiar and comfortable places and risk new journeys with you.


Image: ‘The Trinity’ (Russian: Троица, tr. Troitsa, also called The Hospitality of Abraham) by Russian painter Andrei Rublev in the 15th century - his most famous work and regarded as one of the highest achievements of Russian art. On display in the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.

It depicts the three angels who visited Abraham at the Oak of Mamre (Genesis 18:1–8), but the painting is full of symbolism and is interpreted as an icon of the Holy Trinity.


In St Mary’s prayer cycle for June 2020, today we pray for our Sunday School meeting via Zoom.


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