Friday Prayer: The Peace of Christ

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” John 14:27 Perhaps this grieving is your peace. Perhaps this questioning This uncertainty This shaking of foundations Is the peace… Read More

Friday Prayer: For Juneteenth

*I realize Juneteenth is a uniquely U.S. celebration, but I trust the themes of freedom and celebration resonate around the world. God, Thank you for the celebration of Juneteenth: For those who claim the historical declaration of freedom, Who live within the spiritual reality of liberation, Who work for true justice in our country and… Read More

Friday Prayer: Come, Holy Spirit

Veni sancte spiritus. Come, Holy Spirit, breath of life. Come through the hard and holy remembrances of those who have been driven from this land, of those who have been enslaved, beaten, lynched, of families torn apart and landscapes that cannot be put back together. Veni sancte spiritus. Come through the stories written in scripture,… Read More

Friday Prayer: Remind Us

Resurrected and Resurrecting One, As we lament the solemnity of this year’s Easter, As we long for lost in-person celebrations, As we grieve over ill, broken, and dying bodies, As we struggle with our own anxiety while trying to ease everyone else’s– remind us that your disciples cowered behind locked doors; remind us that even… Read More