God revealed “fasting” to Prophet Isaiah,

the LORD said: “tell them their wickedness.” (Isaiah 58:1)


God sees we seek to know Christ day after day,

the LORD sees we want to know the ways.


The mother of our LORD fasted day by day,

her whole life fasting, she calls us to the Way.


“Set free the oppressed, break every yoke,”(6)

as she prays for us, gathered under her cloak.


Like her “share your bread with the hungry,”

like her “shelter the oppressed and homeless.” (6-7)


Her Son loves the naked and the vulnerable;

as the LORD’s mother she waits being available.


“Then your light shall break forth like the dawn,

and your wound shall quickly be healed;


your justification shall come upon you,

and the glory of the LORD shall guard you.” (8)


With his mother we call and the LORD will answer,

we ask for help and God will say: “Here I am!” (9)


With her, our Mother, we delight in the LORD,

with her--riding on the “heights of the earth.” (14)

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