Friday Prayer: Help Me to Do What is Right

When the Christ surprises us all and comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory.   All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the… Read More

Friday Prayer: While I Wait

Lord, I don’t know what you want me to do, but I see people in pain- so I will tend their wounds while I wait for you.   I don’t know what you want me to say, but I hear people grieving- so I will listen to their stories while I wait for you.  … Read More

Friday Prayer: Prayer of St. Frankness

Lord, make me a piece of Your peace. Where there is hatred, help me see and point to privilege, pain and injustice. Where there is injury, help me stand with those who hurt, fear, and grieve. Where there is doubt, help me sit with the questions and the quiet. Where there is despair, help me to listen with ferocity… Read More

Friday Prayer: A Little Thing

So also is the tongue a small member, yet it boasts of great exploits. How great a forest is set ablaze by a small fire. – James 3:5 O God,  Rein in my tongue. Let me hold my silence. Let me think before speaking. Let me say only what helps and heals. Reign in my… Read More

Friday Prayer: Where My Life Is

Lord- I spent an inordinate amount of time yesterday replacing and setting up my phone. Many times you heard me say, “My life is in that thing.” I forgot.   My life is in You. My life is in You. My life is in You. Amen.     The Reverend Julia Seymour serves Lutheran Church of Hope in… Read More

Thursday Prayer: In the Path of a Hurricane

God in pain and grief- We pray for those in the path of a hurricane- those who are in fear those who are near death those who cannot write their way out those who are already preparing to for the aftermath. Be with them. Strengthen them. Make miracles abound. Be present. Be close. Be tangible.… Read More

Friday Prayer: Unseen, but Not Unappreciated

God of all vocations- I thank you for the person who drives the street sweeper, the one who dresses and cares for the bodies of the dead, the dairy stocker at the grocery store, and the aid to the aid to the mayor. I may not fully know their work, but I know it makes… Read More

Friday Prayer: At the End

Holy One- There came a time when Greece knew she was done. The lamp that was Rome blew out and was no more. The Holy Roman Empire had its days. Dynasties rise and fall- Jin, Tang, Ming. Shores are sheltered and then breached. The sun did set on the British Empire. In the waning days, when… Read More

Friday Prayer: Stops and Gyms

Lord, I watch my son play Pokemon Go. He can’t focus on where we are because he’s looking at the gyms that are a couple miles away. In so doing, he missed the Pokestops and critters that are right by us and then passed. I chastise him, though I am not sure why. There seems to… Read More