Tuesday Prayer

God who fills our arteries with bravery… Open our hearts to the words Which have made people of faith reach upward with their souls: Be strong and courageous! Joshua heard these words As many of us embrace these words here and now. Today, we’ve been strong and courageous- From spending our energies voting To confronting… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Injustice is pervasive, God- With privileged ones getting away with crimes once again, With marginalized blamed for everything. Nothing is new under the sun, But we ask that one of these days The sunrise of righteousness will embark upon our world. God of the justice that seems to be hiding these days, Bid us patience-… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God, I remember that blue-skied Tuesday morning eighteen years ago when plumes of smoke stole the familiar skyline. The landscape was forever changed in Manhattan, and the fabric of our souls forever altered. The hole created in the hearts at the Pentagon has never closed.  The fields amid Pennsylvania mountaintops permanently hold deep craters of… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

In this nearly-new month, God, When days are dimming earlier And nights’ breezes are a comforting prayer, Present us with the strength we need To live into your call- A divine urging to become “strong and courageous.” “Strong and courageous” are nice words Until the fires of anger surround us And the ice of hate… Read More

Friday Festival: What Will Be Your Legacy?

As I write this, I’m watching the Aretha Franklin’s celebration of life service.  Rev. Robert Smith Jr. posed the question “will you leave this world better than when you found it?”  Such a question is one for all of us to ponder in our lives and one that many of our writers have reflected upon… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Holy Streams of Creativity, flow gently upon my soul as I embark upon a time of writing. Douse doubts that plague my mind, infecting my thoughts with negativity. Open my heart to know that you call me to pen sentences and statements which will help strengthen your Kin-dom. Amen. ***** The Rev. Michelle L. Torigian… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God who understands all of our emotions… I know what Scripture says: “Do not let the sun go down on your anger.” For some reason, though, the frustration of the day continued to burn past midnight and lingered well past dawn. I woke feeling anger’s soulache. God, I’m truly sorry for the anger with which… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God, today is World Emoji Day 😀, and it may seem silly 🤡 to share the concerns 😳🤔😮 of our hearts 💕 in this new system of communications, but here is my prayer. 🙏🏼 God of steadfast love ❤, our hearts 💚💙💛❤️💜 are 💔 when hearing of world 🌍 events. Our leaders 👨🏽‍⚖️👩🏻‍⚖️seem to be… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Divine Wild Winds- There are times when chaos sets the world in motion, creating beauty and possibility. This chaos is from you, God. This chaos is infused with hope and love. And then chaos exists solely of hate and destruction. Through this power of evil, hate reigns and soot suffocates. The havoc creates pain and… Read More