Saturday Prayer – Berries in Winter

For berries in winter, we praise your name, oh Creator of all things. For the miracle that is their rich color, taut skin, juice in each bite. For berries in winter, – and every gift that comes unexpectedly deliciously delightfully out of season – we praise your name, Oh Creator of all things. Amen. ________________________________________________________________… Read More

Saturday Prayer – Winter Haiku

In the frozen ground – a green branch, a yellow leaf. Awake! See the Light!       Jennifer Garrison Brownell serves as pastor at Vancouver United Church of Christ in Vancouver, Washington.  She contributed to the Revgals book There’s a Woman in the Pulpit and is the author of the not-really-about-a-triathlon memoir Swim, Ride, Run, Breathe: How… Read More

Saturday Prayer – Don’t Be Afraid

Holy One, You’re always telling those you meet not to be afraid. Meet us today. Another shooting, this one targeting a synagogue, a house of worship.  Open our hearts, so they do not close in cynicism or despair.  Give our prayers wings, fly love and strength and healing to our sisters and brothers in faith.… Read More

Saturday Prayer – Prayer for Healing

Oh Christ the Healer, This is our prayer. Heal our broken bodies Heal our broken hearts Heal our broken world. And when the time for healing is past and gone or not yet come grant us strength and courage and the holy help of one another. Amen. Jennifer Garrison Brownell serves as pastor at Vancouver… Read More