Saturday Prayer – Yellow Leaf

I’m looking for you. I’m looking for you in the rants of the Twitter feed, in the pumpkin-spice flavors of the Facebook page, in the adrenaline boosting headlines of the news at the top of the hour.  But you are not there. I’m looking for you. I’m looking for you in this list of the… Read More

Saturday Prayer – Believe In Love

  It’s not about what you deserve, it’s about what you believe, and  I believe in love. – Wonder Woman, superhero (and theologian) We do not deserve Your grace, but it comes. Thank You for that.  And thank You, too, for giving us love to believe in.  Even now.  Yes, especially now. Amen   Jennifer… Read More

Saturday Prayer – Sails

I’m not much of a sailor, Jesus. I hew toward queasiness, fearfulness, land-longing. All distractions, I know, but persistent ones. You met your first friends where they were, leaping from boats, salt water stiffly drying in their hair and beards. I remember this. So for today, rather than trying to be a sailor, I’m going… Read More

Saturday Prayer – Strawberry

Thank you God for this strawberry, the last fresh one of the season, almost too ripe to pick and eat. Thank you God for this strawberry, not too ripe after all, plucked carefully to avoid crushing, eaten still kneeling. Thank you God for this strawberry, which is not a metaphor for anything but is just itself… Read More

Saturday Prayer – After Violence

Dear God, Your children gather in concert halls, on trains, on buses. We pray for their protection, for their prospering, for their joy. But sometimes, evil has its way.  Sometimes the tools of evil – the knife, the gun, the, bomb –  seem stronger than your love. So we, Your children gather on city streets,… Read More

Saturday Prayer – Big Words

God, put Your words in my mouth.  Make these words strong and simple.  Make them powerful and prayerful.  Make them beautiful and bountiful.   God, put Your words in my mouth.  Remind me that you do not call me to declare verbal pyrotechnics, but to speak Your love, truth, peace, might.  Amen.       Jennifer… Read More

Saturday Prayer – Dizzy

Oh, God, We are off kilter. Steady us. We are frenetic. Calm us. We are dizzy. Center us. Remind us that it is always the nature of the powers and principalities to spin the wheel ever faster and faster and faster until we are completely disoriented. Remind us that it is always the nature of your grace to… Read More