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God-

I’m too grouchy and grief-stricken to begin with a longer list of titles and acclamations. You know who You are and what You do.

I have a small bone to pick about “a time and season for everything”.

Surely, a young mother dying is out of season.

Certainly, a late release of cell phone footage from a slain woman is not at the right time.

Can we agree that there is not actually a season for countries to plot against one another and to ignore the plight of citizens and those seeking safety?

Was there ever supposed to be a season for children to ponder their own deaths- at school?

I cannot believe any of these things were meant to have their own times and places.

In fact, I reject that notion.

Where is Your response? Where is the grace upon grace?

We cannot wait generations, as from Sodom’s inhospitality to Naomi’s press upon Ruth the Moabite.

If there is a season now, let it be the season of Your clear and tangible signs of healing and power. We need this season now.

May it be so.

 


The Reverend Julia Seymour serves Big Timber Lutheran Church (ELCA)  in Big Timber, MT. She blogs at lutheranjulia.blogspot.com and readsallthethings.com. She contributed to There’s A Woman in the Pulpit and is President of the board of RevGalBlogPals, Inc.


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3 thoughts on “Friday Prayer

  1. I’ve decided that the banner phrase many churches are using these days, “All Are Welcome,” needs an asterisk. *Unless you are carrying a weapon in your hand and hate in your heart. There is no time or season for that, either.

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