Monday Prayer

Your feathered choir is in fine fettle this morning, God. They line the trees in the half light of dawn, clear their delicate throats, and sing in their strange language. Guide us as we wake, brew the coffee, move about our day and into another week. Help us to be kind. Help us to be… Read More

Monday Prayer

Dear God, thank you for the many blessings to ponder in the early dark of Monday morning. Thank you for soft cat voices asking for breakfast, for fading daffodils and blooming tulips, standing tall and somewhat pretentious. Thank you for spring rain carried on the breeze, for the sounds of organ music pouring forth from… Read More

RCL – Easter III

Acts 3:12-19 1 John 3:1-7 Luke 24:36b-48 The Acts reading picks up just after Peter has healed the lame man at the Beautiful gate, and drawn a bit of a crowd. The crowd is clamoring, questioning, pushing in on one another – And Peter says basically, what the heck is wrong with you?  Peter’s question… Read More

Monday Prayer

My Lenten Rose is trying to bloom. Yesterday I cleared the dead leaves away from her tender pink shoots. She sits in dry dirt next to the cheeky and triumphant, much taller daffodils, the spiky crocus shoots. Her leaves are from last year, somehow she forgot to take them off… One year ago, Holy One,… Read More

Thursday Prayer

Holy, holy, holy Lord – Help us to rise like the fresh green shoots in the garden, pushing our brave way toward the bright sun of your love. Refresh us with these windy March days. Wash us clean with these cold rain showers. Restore us as your earth is restored to health and verdant wholeness.… Read More

Monday Prayer

The wind slams against the side of my little house, rattling the glass, tapping her impatient bony fingers, searching out a way in. She howls in frustration, whistles and sighs round the eaves. She reminds me of you, God. Persistent. Poking at my heart, smoothing back my hair to whisper in my ear. Sending tender… Read More