Tuesday Prayer – For All the Souls

Holy Spirit, Divine Connector of All- As our hearts continue to remember the saints long after yesterday, they ache as they wish for one more day with their loved one. Many souls are wandering around our world in deep grief, hoping one day to embrace the comfort that only comes from you. Many souls feel… Read More

Worship Words for Sunday, November 7, 2021

You may be planning an All Saints worship service for this Sunday, or you may be observing the 24th Sunday in the Pentecost season. Are you in need of a little liturgical help as you plan the service? Here are some liturgy elements created by fellow RevGals for you to use or adapt in your… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Nap Time (1 Kings 19:1-18)

In these COVID-weary times, this has become a signature scripture for lots of worn-out pastors.  Meeting up with Elijah after his big showdown with the prophets of Baal, we find him exhausted.  Discouraged.  Unable to see that his work is making any difference.  Anyone feeling that way about now?  Nurses, doctors, teachers, parents, mental health… Read More

RevGalBookPals: Surprised by God by Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg has been called “the Twitter rabbi” (@TheRaDR), and I confess, that’s where and how I got to “know” her. I started following her for hot takes on religion, politics, and ethics; within a few weeks I was enthralled by her threads of scriptural exegesis and began “saving” them for future reference (aka,… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

God of hope, disappointment lurks right under the surface of everything these days, and fatigue is overtaking us.  Loss is ever present, and the way ahead is murky.  We stumble forward, longing for your presence.  Let your gift of hope settle on us again, we ask.  Infuse us with your love.  Bless us with sacred… Read More

Saturday Prayer: The Beauty of Weeds

Creator of all,I thank you for the beauty of your Creation:The mosquitos in my yard,The poison ivy along the fence,The sunlight shining on the weeds in my garden,Yes, even the weeds.Thank you for providing for meIn this green spaceA reminder of your abundant loveThat nurtures the wheat and sifts out the chaff,That teaches me to… Read More

Revised Common Lectionary: Listening before Giving

Jesus demonstrates a beautiful lesson in this week’s Gospel reading: do not assume that you know the needs or desires of another person. Bartimaeus called out to Jesus for mercy. He could have asked Jesus for any number of things. Though he’s known to us now simply as a blind beggar, certainly there was more… Read More