Friday Prayer: In Grief

Wisdom of the Ages- You reveal the Divine Self as similar to one who lifts an infant to the cheek. (Hosea 11:4) Through the Spirit, I lift to You those whose infants are ill and struggling. I ask you see those whose adult children are dying. Show mercy to those whose houses are suddenly silent… Read More

Friday Prayer: Nothing Lost

Christ- It is possible that we have lost sight of your intentions and commands.  What would we, what would I do, if I expected no protection from the state, no solidarity from officials, not conspirators in high places? If we, if I, stood in solidarity with those who are oppressed, pressed, suppressed, depressed, distressed, de-tressed,… Read More

Friday Prayer: Forgive my Unbelief

Look,  I’m doing the best I can. I pray to you, dedicating thought, word, and deed. I call you by names that bring consolation and hope and names that are in a language that is not my own. I dare to speak on your behalf- to interpret your works, your character, your will. I throw… Read More

Friday Prayer: Nonviolent Persistence

Holy Christ, Prince of Peace, Pioneer of our faith,  I find myself immersed in the words of Psalm 137. Even though I do not wish actual harm on people or their children or their animals, I can feel the urge – lingering at the edges of the least-evolved, least-sanctified, least-formed parts of my reptilian brain.… Read More

RevGalBookPals: Healing Spiritual Wounds

Lately, I have been paying attention to negative space. Not just space where the energy is less than positive, but negative space with regard to art- making, language, and emotional processing. Negative space focuses on what isn’t. What wasn’t. What didn’t. Wha wouldn’t. Negative space can drive us to the other extreme in all kinds… Read More

Monday Extra: Great Thanksgiving for Black History Month

God of hope and grief, God of power and strength, God of the widow and the orphan, God of the imprisoned and impoverished, God of the poor in spirit, the merciful, the mourning… God who sees the proud and arrogant, God who does not forget those who turn away from the one in need, God… Read More

Friday Prayer:

During my husband’s first deployment to Iraq, I felt so swamped by grief and fear that I would sometimes have to pull over to pray. I sought help for not making an idol of being terrified- giving it my attention, my energy, my time. I frequently sang over and over, “On Christ the Solid Rock… Read More

Friday Prayer: Faith of our Mothers

Holy Tamar, fierce and proud, pray for us to be strengthened in the fight for reproductive rights, freedoms, and safety for all. Holy Shulamite woman, dark and beautiful, pray for us to be strengthened in the fight to support all women, their stories, and their truth. Holy Abigail, quick and clever, pray for us to be strengthened… Read More

Friday Prayer: I Beg

Oh, God- I beg you- do not let my heart become hardened. In the midst of grief and fear, frustration and pain, despondency and despair, I beg you- do not let my heart become hardened.   As I continue to press that Black Lives Matter, that vaginas are not second-class reproductive organs, that LGBTQ people… Read More

Friday Prayer: A Word to Ponder

… Because imagining other possibilities for our lives would remind us of the painful gap between who we most truly are and the role we play in the so-called real world. As we become more obsessed with succeeding or, at least, surviving in that world- we lose touch with our souls and disappear into our roles.… Read More