Friday Prayer: Strength for today

Gracious and loving One, The images of crying children are seared in our minds. The frightened and shell-shocked parents make our hearts ache. The cold and cruel analytical border officials fill our minds with rage. Lord, give us strength for today, that we might be tender-hearted but ready to respond. Lord, give us strength for… Read More

Thursday Prayer: Do Not Be A Friend of Job

The Lord answered Job’s friends out of the whirlwind: “Who is this that gives counsel by words without knowledge? What have you done with your freedom, I will question you, and you shall declare to me. “What do you know of Divine Prerogative that comes forth from love? Tell me, if you have understanding. How do you… Read More

Saturday Prayer – Prayer for Pride

Holy One, Today I was reminded again what I keep forgetting. That this kind of Pride, the Pride for which we march, the Pride we celebrate, has an opposite, too. This Pride’s opposite is not humility, it is shame. So we gather and we march and we revel not because we lack humility. But because we stand… Read More

Sunday Prayer: Simply

For breath, and wonder, and community, simply: thank you. For peace, and healing, and possibility, simply: please. For hope, and delight, and purpose, simply: amen. Rachel G. Hackenberg is a United Church of Christ minister, blogger, and soccer mom. Her newest book is Denial Is My Spiritual Practice (and Other Failures of Faith) with co-author Martha… Read More