Here’s a prayer inspired by John 12:1-8 (or Matthew 26:6-13, Mark 14:3-9, Luke 7:36-50), where Mary anoints Jesus’ feet. It was written by Bruce Prewer.
(inspired by John 12: 1-8)
Giver of the most expensive gift of all, help us to learn from you.
May we who are so adept at catering for our own wants,
make ourselves more vulnerable to the needs of others.
Let us live unselfishly and more sensitively, that we may spread love’s fragrance
wherever the odour cynicism and despair hangs in the air.
Through Jesus Christ, our Saviour.