“By what power or by what name did you do this?” they said to Peter, not caring for his message, hearing in it the threat of imminent change. Yes, that Peter – one of Jesus’ twelve closest companions, the rock on which Christ declared he would build his church. If people argued with Peter, is… Read More
Your people, God, are hungry.
YOUR people, Lord, they thirst.
Your people cry in agony,
their only hope to be heard.
Righteousness is lost
in the hallowed halls of law … Read More
“I’m afraid of the dark” whispered a tender voice beside my groggy head. I followed the voice’s owner down the hall into the room dimly illumined by his nightlight and under his comic book-themed bedsheets. I snuggled him as he vibrated with anxious energy. It was all I could do as he struggled with his… Read More
There is so much to pray for, yet today I simply say thank you There is so much need, yet today I simply say thank you There is so much despair and devastation, yet today I simply say thank you There is so much hate and fear, yet today I simply say thank you Thank… Read More
God, please teach us how to prayWith our voteWith our walletsWith our masksWith our bodiesWith our work God, please teach us how to prayThrough the fearThrough the struggleThrough the injusticeThrough the hateThrough the complacency God, please teach us how to prayIn loveFor loveOffering loveEmbodying loveIncreasing love God, please teach us how to prayAnd please,… Read More
O Great Shepherd,
because of you, we lack nothing.
Even in these challenging times,
you provide for us
in unexpected ways, Read More
Your people are famished, O God. We are hungry for kindness and compassion. We are starving for thoughtful dialogue. We long for caring interaction. In this wilderness journey called Lent, we are facing the demons inside us, and fearful that we will not be able to stand firm in your Word. Send your Holy Spirit… Read More
It must be Christmas 1, Year C because the dreaded “slaughter of the innocents” passage is the Gospel text this week. Of course, there are other options and most of us will choose one of them. Just in case you are feeling called away from God’s reclaiming of God’s people in Isaiah, or the joyful… Read More
God our rock God of changing seasons God of justice God of promise God of love Be with us now as we seek answers in the midst of flying bullets, drones and bombs Be with us now as we run for cover in the midst of tornadoes, floods and storms Be with us now as… Read More
Sometimes the lectionary texts present more challenge than I feel ready to accept. This is one of those weeks. Here in Minnesota we are digging out from the largest snowfall in years. For today that means people are taking things a bit slower and the world is covered in the cleanliness of new-fallen snow. And… Read More