Wise Fridays: Judith’s Prayer

“Look upon their pride; send Your anger upon their heads, give into my widow’s hand the strength that I plot. Smite with the deceit of my lips the servant with the prince and the prince with the servant; let their stature be broken down at the hand of a woman.””

The Book of Judith

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