Empower Me – Painting of Mary Magdalene Repentant

Posted by NikH

empower me painting of woman mary magdalene

This painting entitled “Empower Me” is a painting of Mary Magdalene, after Henner.
100cm x 80 cm

Buy art print on canvas of this painting, Empower Me – Mary Magdalene Painting.

EMPOWER ME, LIKE A RUSHING RIVER FLOWING TO THE SEA.
LORD, SEND YOUR HOLY SPIRIT FLOWING NOW THROUGH ME.
TILL I’M LIVING AS YOUR CHILD,
VICTORIOUS AND FREE, SEND THE POWER OF YOUR LOVE,
EMPOWER ME.

The Mary of my painting is repentant, but she does not allow her past to beat herself up. Her anguish is transformed into enlightenment, hope, peace, love and empowerment.

I was doing research for my earlier article “Mary Magdalene in Art” when I stumbled on this painting. It is my favorite painting of the set.


“Mary Magdalene Repentant – Jean-Jacques Henner (1829 – 1905)

Listen to this beautiful song of motivation, that I used to sing in Choir years ago.

NOBODY KNOWS HOW WEAK I AM, BETTER THAN YOU;
NOBODY SEES ALL OF MY NEEDS, BETTER THAN YOU.
AND NOBODY HAS THE POWER TO CHANGE ME,
FROM WHAT I WAS BORN TO BE.
JESUS BE STRONG IN MY WEAKNESS, EMPOWER ME!

NOBODY’S EYES SEE THROUGH MY SOUL,
BETTER THAN YOURS;
NOBODY’S LOVE CAN MAKE ME WHOLE,
NO ONE BUT YOURS.
AND NOBODY HAS THE POWER TO LIFT ME,
TO REACH FOR ETERNITY.
JESUS BREAK THROUGH ALL MY DEFENCES, EMPOWER ME.

This painting is available in my art prints shop. Click painting image for link.