Worship Words for 16 August: Remember Those Treated as Dogs

We know it can be difficult to find liturgical language that is up to the task — of online or physically distanced gatherings, of pandemic, of political turmoil, etc. Even our regular lives can have ups and downs that affect our creativity. Worship Words are here for you to use however you need them —… Read More

Friday Prayer: Honoring Congressman John Lewis

Essay by Congressman Lewis here. The Reverend Julia Seymour serves Big Timber Lutheran Church (ELCA)  in Big Timber, MT. She blogs at lutheranjulia.blogspot.com and readsallthethings.com. She contributed to There’s A Woman in the Pulpit and is President of the board of RevGalBlogPals, Inc. RevGalBlogPals encourages you to share our blog posts via email or social media. We do not grant… Read More

Monday Prayer

O God, the proud in armies rise, And men of guile profound, Who have not thee before their eyes,Attempt my soul to wound. – Christopher Smart Holy and Gracious God, More than the prayers of my own privileged heart, I beg you to listen to the prayers of your children who will be intentionally excluded,… Read More

Worship Words for 12 July 2020: Seeds Will Be Planted

Looking for liturgical language that suits this moment in our world — a world of pandemic, uprising against individual and systemic racism, virtual gathering, and so much more? Here we offer some…feel free to use as is, to adapt, or to use for inspiration for your own. If you use these in written materials, please… Read More

Worship Words for Sunday, June 21: When the Words are Wrong

Looking for liturgical language that suits this moment in our world — a world of pandemic, uprising against individual and systemic racism, virtual gathering, and so much more? Here we offer some…feel free to use as is, to adapt, or to use for inspiration for your own. If you use these in written materials, please… Read More

Friday Prayer

God who already knows my prayers- I am out of words that don’t sound trite. I believe that you are already showing mercy. Let my prayer, instead, be the work of my hands, my feet, my mouth, my earsTo daily, hourly, minute by minuteDismantle the systems of racism and racial oppression in my countryAnd across… Read More