Thursday Prayer: a prayer of showing up, together

Dear God.I have written prayersfor others to praywith carefully crafted wordsand evocative imagery. I have written prayersabout having no words,the prayers of feet pacing hallways,the prayers of our tears. I have outlined a box in my journalempty of words or images.A space marking a prayer. I have danced my prayersknitted my prayersdrawn my prayers. And… Read More

Thursday Prayer: the blessings we wish for

Dear God Sometimes I wish you were in the business of giving the kind of blessings that would protect us from the vulnerability of being human. No more painful emotions, no more suffering, no more conflict, no more prejudice. I hear your promise of salvation, that there will be no more crying, no more death,… Read More

Thursday Prayer

May I restinto the larger Love;May I entrust myselfinto the most generous Grace;May I be easedby the most merciful Mercy;May I be supported bythe steadiest Presence;May I be with the One who is. Jemma Allen is a priest in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia and expresses that ministry as a researcher, counsellor… Read More

Thursday Prayer: Hiroshima Day

August 6 and August 9, 2020, are the 75th Anniversaries of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  For the hibakusha, the survivors of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki we pray: Peace, peace, peace! For all those affected by nuclear testing we pray: Peace, peace, peace! For our earth, and the places polluted by… Read More