A season had passed since the Princess had fought free of Silver-tongue, but she still felt bad. She felt filthy from her involvement with him. “I feel that no soap can wash this away” she remarked to the King one day despondently. “No soap can wash away my sins.” Job 9:30
The Princess kept these feelings to herself. The Minstrel, who did not know she had spoken these words to the King, brought her a gift for her birthday. It was soap, bearing these words; “God is Love” 1 John 4:8
The Princess smiled at the King but read no more from the gift than that. The Minstrel blew hot and cold in friendship. It did not occur to her until afterwards that they seemed to get on better together when White Flower was not around.
She started to pray with White Flower, which the King seemed to approve of. It seemed natural to want to get together with a friend, a woman, on a regular basis and pray. She asked the King what they should pray. “Pray the Word together” He said. “What is praying the Word?” she asked. “Find appropriate scriptures and then pray them into the situation. My word never returns void” He said.
“My word is like the snow and the rain
That come down from the sky to water the earth
They make the crops grow
And provide seed for planting and food to eat
So also will be the word that I speak –
It will not fail to do what I plan for it
It will do everything I send it to do.” Isaiah 55:10
“Whenever two of you on earth agree about anything you pray for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, I am there with them.” Matthew 18:19