Saturday Prayer, January 16, 2021

( reflecting 1 Samuel 3) God, you who want to wake me,shake me, and just have someone to talk toin the middle of the night, I pray gratitude for the Eli’sin my life, the so-imperfect people,who were poor parents,or poor judges,who made mistake after mistake,avoided naming injustice,missed God-moments in their own lives. Yet they were… Read More

Friday Prayer

A Blessing for Those with Stress-Induced Lethargy In the muscle-tensed, frenetic exhaustion of your blank stare, May you know that you are not alone. In the numb doom-scrolling hours, May your senses be drawn to peace and joy. In the overwhelm of grief and frustration, May you be anchored in the truth of eternal love.… Read More

Monday Prayer –

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Yes Lord, rest from the violence. Rest from the spin, from the 24 hour nonstop barage of news and bad news and images and videos. Rest from the one more thing, the constant trauma that we almost can… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Interruptions

I was in the middle of writing The Pastoral is Political post, when someone came into the church to talk to me. We spoke, masked and distanced for an hour, before I began to get messages about the attack on the US Capitol building in Washington, D.C. We cannot pretend this is normal, so I… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

God on this day of Epiphany, we invoke the spirit of our ancestors, Los Tres Reyes Magos, the wise men, the magi, the scholars, the astrologers Called by many names Remembered for many reasons ~ ashé                 Today God, as we face election battles, the rise of white supremacist groups, poverty, and hunger at an all-time… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God of light, On the days of shadows and clouds, our souls feel the strain of gray. Will sunlight pierce through the thickness of dread? Will light reach our foreheads, our hands, our spirits? Whether winter clouds or summer storms, erase clouds from the skies. Remove the clouds hovering above our minds and encapsulating our… Read More