Wednesday Prayer

So much to weep for today, God, as we imagine that you are also weeping, crying over unnecessary deaths, unthinking celebration, more people wounded, disheartened and with their hopes dashed again, battered people who are now mourning again. Forgive us, God, for our silence, our inattention, and our easy distractions, and for our hard hearts that… Read More

Revised Common Lectionary: On Earth as in Heaven

Jesus prayed: “Once in heaven I will no longer be in the world, but my friends remain in the world. I have been your word on earth; now I give them your word and the world will not welcome your word in them any more than it did in me.” (John 17:11-14, adapted) On earth… Read More

Tuesday Prayer

God of widening wisdom, we lift our hearts of thanksgiving for educators in all places. From schools to churches to artistic and scientific spaces, knowledge reaches new heights, allowing us to build a better world. You call us to grown in mind as well as body and soul. Through the words and wisdom of teachers,… Read More

Narrative Lectionary: Work Out Your Own Salvation (Philippians 2:1-13)

If you are a woman, don’t ask me for a letter of recommendation. I’m going to make you write your own. Women have the hardest time expressing our strengths, bragging on our accomplishments, and saying that we want something—all the things that a letter of recommendation does. In some way, it’s because we already have… Read More