Wednesday Prayer

Meanwhile, O God, the usual things keep happening. The woman is still sleeping at the bus stop, the angry partner still raising a violent hand, the exhausted parent still creating a routine for the child with autism.  The man with broken shoes is still lifting the dumpster lid to look for food. the day laborer… Read More

Saturday Prayer – Spring Prayer

So God, Where I am now they call this springtime. I want sunshine, flowers, robin’s eggs, and even muddy boots shed on the stoop on the way inside for a cup of tea, served with a big spoonful of honey. Spring’s sweetness is what I want. I do not want the bitter blast of cold… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

God of peace, you already know that we are worried and distracted by many things. Our hearts are restless, not for you, but for the shiny gifts of distraction, quick comfort and approval. As Lent moves toward Holy Week, deepen in us, we pray, the ability to live with sadness and tension, to rest, not fretting,… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

Creator of us all, we come to you midway between one sabbath and the next, forgetting already that you made us for rest and play, not just work. Hear our praise for today’s small sabbath moments, the pause as the computer works or the coffee brews, the quiet of waiting in line, or the privilege… Read More