Friday Prayer: Blessed are…

Oh Lord, Blessed are the nice people, The listening people, The smiling people. Blessed are those Whose hearts break with yours, Who carry your protest signs when you give up, Who link arms in solidarity. Blessed are the exhausted people, The discouraged and broken people, The preyed-upon. And Lord, Blessed are your ministers, Your prophets… Read More

Friday Prayer: Rest

Holy One, We have sung and chanted and prayed and exulted. We have alleluia’d and amen’ed. We have moved the half-dead flowers and re-set our churches for Eastertide. We have studied and prepared our next sermon series. We have scheduled all the “after-Easter” tasks. We are tired. Lord, After you taught and preached and healed… Read More

Friday Prayer: Out of breath

Holy One, I am out of breath exhausted worrying about details writing list upon list of tasks shopping and baking researching and writing finding more volunteers calling the florist fitting in one more visit calling while I’m driving (hands-free, of course) and hoping I don’t forget something important. My professors in seminary never warned me… Read More