Open to God a heart of praise and a gate of generosity. O give thanks to the One who is good, whose steadfast love endures forever. Come to God’s side with a coat and a colt and a shout. O give thanks to the One who is good, whose steadfast love endures forever. Bless God’s… Read More
Socially distancing with my daughter Holy One, You are not distant. You are present and listening. And though I long for worship gatherings and hugs and coffee hour… for leisurely shopping sprees, and errands and to-do lists… I long for You more. For a sense of Your abiding love wrapping me in a cocoon of… Read More
God, This prayer is late because I didn’t quite realize it was April already or Friday again. I’ve been praying all day, of course, with colleagues and congregants, for the confused and sick and dying and grieving; for friends and family and the church; and for my own disoriented brain that doesn’t remember the month… Read More
Dear God, This is another coronavirus prayer. It seems impossible to talk to you about anything else without talking first about the pandemic. More than 1 million cases around the world now. A third of the globe’s population in some kind of lockdown. I know you know this, but all the conversations I have these… Read More
Holy and Gracious God We give you thanks for the gift of life Especially in times like these when all lives are being challenged. Lead us through the trials the suffering and sorrow the fears and struggles the tired times and dark places. Be with those who weep or cannot sleep who have no peace… Read More
Friends, today’s Monday Prayer is brought to you by mood swings! In the past few days my mood has swung back and forth. From excitement and energy to total lethargy and deep melancholy it feels like I have gone through a dictionary of emotions… Thus, my prayer today comes from this evening’s mood (it is… Read More
The Daily Office used to be a big part of my life at one time. Then I drifted away from it, but it still holds an appeal. When I am on retreat, the joy of doing it comes back, but once I come home and get into the routine, that is one of the things… Read More
Son of God, come quickly to the aid
of your people.
Come quickly to places of grief and despair.
Come quickly to places devoid of the usual
Come quickly to places of hopelessness …. Read More
Out of the depths, I cry to you- The depths of my anxiety. The depths of my grief. The depths of my frustration. The depths of my pain. The depths of my fear. Out of the depths, I cry to you- For those who are exhausted. For those who are sick. For those who have… Read More
Stopping midday midweek amidst the noise in the middle of work or play or nothing Stopping to pray and to say thank you and to remember your faithfulness and to reach for your promise and to make an offering Praying for relief Praying for healing Praying for resources to care for the most vulnerable Praying… Read More