Monday Prayer: a Lament, for Many Reasons

A Lament, for Many Reasons Bittersweet prayers, Lord! Thinking of my dad, gone for 42 years. Thinking of cancer, and how it robs so many Of such love, caring, and companionship. Bittersweet prayers, dear Jesus! Thinking of dying patients and loving families, Thinking of hospice and good-byes and grief. Bittersweet prayers, sweet Spirit! Thinking of… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

Sweet Spirit of Hopefulness, Too many stories of heartache fill our newsfeeds. Too many comments of negativity fill our airwaves and irritate our eardrums. Between the public world and our private lives, sorrow and anxieties rage. Where is your tranquility, Spirit of God? As the currents of life overtake us, may your winds encircle us… Read More

Monday Prayer

Monday Prayer: a prayer for dear seniors Dear Lord, thank You for dear seniors. Thank You for years of wisdom and time well spent. Thank You for frolic, foolishness and time well wasted. Help me to listen well when they reminisce, again. Help me have compassion when they cannot remember. Lead me to special conversations,… Read More

Friday Prayer

Holy One – did you lean closer today and watch as the small black cat crossed the road, toward my beckoning hand on her delicate paws? Did you hear the way she purred, did you send her just for me? And while I’m at it, can you make heaven like summer camp? Can there be… Read More

Revised Common Lectionary Worship Resources: May 29, 2022 Acts 16:16-34

Originally posted on bjhlog:
*SUNG CALL to WORSHIP #106 Alleluia, Alleluia! (chorus, v. 1-2)??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? *HYMN #104 Christ is Risen, Shout Hosanna! CALL TO CONFESSION: Jesus wants to set us free, let us confess our need for God’s freedom and forgiveness to God. UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Jesus, we confess that, like the slave girl and…