Saturday Prayer – Living Water

Living Water, Quench our parched hearts. Flow in and through and around us. Rock of Salvation, Be our firm foundation. Grant us confidence in your steady presence. Breath of Love, Guide us always in your way. Whirl now as you always have and always will. Amen.     Jennifer Garrison Brownell serves as pastor at First… Read More

Saturday Prayer – Yellow Leaf

I’m looking for you. I’m looking for you in the rants of the Twitter feed, in the pumpkin-spice flavors of the Facebook page, in the adrenaline boosting headlines of the news at the top of the hour.  But you are not there. I’m looking for you. I’m looking for you in this list of the… Read More

Saturday Prayer – Believe In Love

  It’s not about what you deserve, it’s about what you believe, and  I believe in love. – Wonder Woman, superhero (and theologian) We do not deserve Your grace, but it comes. Thank You for that.  And thank You, too, for giving us love to believe in.  Even now.  Yes, especially now. Amen   Jennifer… Read More

Saturday Prayer – After Violence

Dear God, Your children gather in concert halls, on trains, on buses. We pray for their protection, for their prospering, for their joy. But sometimes, evil has its way.  Sometimes the tools of evil – the knife, the gun, the, bomb –  seem stronger than your love. So we, Your children gather on city streets,… Read More

Saturday Prayer – Big Words

God, put Your words in my mouth.  Make these words strong and simple.  Make them powerful and prayerful.  Make them beautiful and bountiful.   God, put Your words in my mouth.  Remind me that you do not call me to declare verbal pyrotechnics, but to speak Your love, truth, peace, might.  Amen.       Jennifer… Read More

Saturday Prayer – Dizzy

Oh, God, We are off kilter. Steady us. We are frenetic. Calm us. We are dizzy. Center us. Remind us that it is always the nature of the powers and principalities to spin the wheel ever faster and faster and faster until we are completely disoriented. Remind us that it is always the nature of your grace to… Read More

Saturday Prayer – Just a band-aid

“It’s just a bandaid,” we say, meaning it’s not much at all. Not effective, not permanent, not nearly enough. And yet, LORD, sometimes a bandaid is all we have to offer. Sometimes all we know how to do is speak soothingly, kneel down, examine the scrape with solemn concern, carefully unwrap the flimsy package, place the bandage with… Read More