Thursday Prayer

There’s a song we sing in worship. About God coming to turn the world around. About hearts singing and justice fires burning. Burning… About God delivering us from the conqueror’s crushing grasp. About justice tearing tyrants from their throne. TEARING THEM. The song remembers that Jesus said not a stone will be left on stone.… Read More

Thursday Prayer

I’m tired, frustrated, and angry. And you come over here with, “do not let your hearts be troubled.” With the gun violence, the racism, the inequity all around us, The pandemic, so much illness, the people losing jobs and businesses, The leadership, the lack of leadership, the non-stop drama from leadership. Gaaaahhhhh! And I am… Read More

Thursday Prayer

So here it is. You already know. You already know it because it already broke your heart. Burst you to tears. Trembled inside your gut. Kept you awake deep into the night, despite your weariness. You feel it, not just in your body, but in your dreams, in your hopes, in your spirit, in that… Read More

Thursday Prayer

The people endured. Despite their oppression. Despite their hunger. Despite the violence and the anger and the fear. They held on. And there was this tiny hope. This warmth, this comfort, this direction, this companionship. This YOU. It was you, who didn’t leave them alone in the chaos. It was you, who didn’t let them… Read More

Thursday Prayer

When I was little, I used to hide under the water. When my mom wanted us to leave the pool and go home, I would hide under the water and hold my breath and pretend I couldn’t hear her. She couldn’t reach me there. Under the water, I was free. Under the water, I could… Read More

Thursday Prayer

Okay, I get that this is the season of new everything- New year, new decade, new resolutions, new opportunities, new possibilities, new pajamas…. But also, Same me, Same you. So God, Maybe even in this moment and all of it’s shiny, hope-filled, promisy newness, Just keep being same-old you. Always finding same-old me. Do the… Read More