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

Wednesday Prayer: New Year’s Resolutions

God of the new, and of this New Year, help me, I ask, as I resolve to bag up my old judgments, my self-doubt and suspicion of others, and put it all out at the curb. May I shed the clutter of worn out ideas, and clean out the corners of my over-full mind. Let… Read More

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