Saturday Prayer: Frozen heart confession

Holy One, The ice that fell on top of my driveway, just shoveled last night, reminded me… Repentance is an act of daily, even moment-by-moment awareness of the depths or my stubborn nature, and the limitless Grace you offer me. Sometimes I resent this work of persistently seeking you. Sometimes I want my humanity to… Read More

Sunday Prayer: Stubborn

Most Holy Judge:for what we plainly knowbut cannot bring ourselves to confront,forgive us and be merciful to those harmed by the fallout. The truth does not need prophets yet you send them anyway,each one an invitation to understand and repent,to make way for what is needed.But we say: be silent. If you do not speak,… Read More

Worship Words for 5 July: I Don’t Do What I Want Edition

Looking for liturgical language that suits this moment in our world — a world of pandemic, uprising against individual and systemic racism, virtual gathering, and so much more? Here we offer some…feel free to use as is, to adapt, or to use for inspiration for your own. If you use these in written materials, please… Read More

Saturday Prayer: The Unity of Kindred

“How very good and pleasant it is When kindred live together in unity,” I read. Really, God? How about Cain and Abel (we all know how that ended) or Joseph and Esau (which, come to think of it, actually did have a happy ending, but only after considerable strife)? But even Jesus who refused to… Read More

Friday Prayer: Lamenting and Confessing

This week I was fortunate to be present for the A.C.T. Now! Anti-Racism Rally on the National Mall in Washington, DC. This prayer was born from my experience. When we do not see in one another the Imago Dei, we “other” them. May all who are Called be change agents for reconciliation and peace. Oh… Read More