Wednesday Prayer

If we celebrate a Celtic Advent, with seven weeks of preparation of Christmas, mirroring the seven week of Lent, it begins today.  I find myself drawn to this longer season of preparation, feeling like the traditional four weeks are the church’s celebration, and these first three, bonus weeks are a gift for me. In the… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

Today, the saints crowd around us, God, and we are grateful; for friends who made us laugh so hard it hurt, parents with the lessons it took us so long to learn, siblings, holding our shared past, mentors, with their particular wisdom. We see the people who come to mind every day, and the ones… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

Tender God, the world makes us weep, and so we can only imagine that you weep, too, seeing your people burned, forced from home, battered by wind and storm, and shaken by earthquakes. We bring our tears to mix with yours, praying for your great care to touch the injured, the grieving, the newly homeless.… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

Tender God, we lift toward you the makeshift family of all those joined together by shared suffering. Look with mercy, we beg you, on your people displaced by ethnic cleansing, carrying their belongings on weary backs, on those cleaning up after earthquakes and storms, looking at the wreck of their homes, searching through rubble for… Read More

Friday Festival: God Shows Up

God is popping up in unexpected places in these hot July days.  As temperatures soar and wildfires rage, the quiet places are revealing God’s presence to our bloggers. A wedding in France prompts Linda Anderson-Little to think about savoring experiences rather than rushing through them at Soul Story Writer.  The wedding was expected to be… Read More