Tuesday Prayer

Spirit of God, who hovered over creation And brought forth life from stagnancy, You gave birth to the airs of the world And the breath within our lungs. Remind us to continue to breathe when the fevers of life rise And the chills of grief descend upon us. May each deep inhalation drag down anxiety,… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Robbed of Full Humanity

Note: many of the articles linked to this article contain profanity, slurs, and triggers. In 1915, my grandfather was driven from his homeland and sentenced to die at the age of six.  His crime was being born an Armenian in Turkey. American Ambassador Henry Morganthau, Sr. asked Talaat Pasha, lead architect of the Armenian Genocide,… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God of widening wisdom, we lift our hearts of thanksgiving for educators in all places. From schools to churches to artistic and scientific spaces, knowledge reaches new heights, allowing us to build a better world. You call us to grown in mind as well as body and soul. Through the words and wisdom of teachers,… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God of all righteousness, as I embark upon jury duty this week, may my mind be void of distractions. May my eyes see what you need to see and hear what they need to hear. Remove biases from my head and grief from my heart. Bestow energy upon my body and may my soul feel… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

As Lent takes these final breaths, Divine Winds, remind me to breathe deeply. The shallowness of the intake of air robs my body from oxygen and peace. My anxiety levels rise as I refuse to stop and be mindful… inhaling… exhaling. My heart thumps as I recall the level of work that needs to be… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Vertigo- either physical or spiritual – throws me into a space of uneasiness. The world is spinning around me. The intensity of perceived movement creates a nausea that reaches down to my soul. My heart thumps rapidly as I wonder if it will stop. God, you are that spot in the horizon that helps me… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God, you have filled my life with a variety of adventures. Today I give thanks for the anniversary of my ordination. Through the long journey heading towards that occasion – from oral exams to ordination papers – we grew stronger together. Since that day, you’ve been my Divine Walking Stick during the times when needing… Read More