Friday Prayer

Holy Provider, Sometimes it is not enough to open a window, When a door has been closed. Some of us have experienced too many closed doors-Closed by the forces that oppose the Divine will of LoveClosed by people with racist, patriarchal, colonist, X-phobic tendencies, Closed by people who are complicit with the above, intentionally and… Read More

Friday Prayer

I breathe, Dropping my shoulders down and relaxing my jaw. I breathe, Rolling my head from side to side and shaking out my joints. I breathe, Tightening and releasing muscles. I breathe, Acknowledging my thoughts and feelings and remembering they don’t define me. I breathe, Leaning back to find support in your everlasting arms. Amen. … Read More

Friday Prayer

Look, I am truly out of nice words and my ability to craft a lovely phrase flew out the window somewhere with my 900th sigh about unvaccinated people and the call for a third funeral in 15 days. I believe that You are here and at work and that I am surrounded by grace and… Read More

Friday Prayer

Eternal Love- We appeal to you on behalf of persons, places, and situations that have not made the headlines. We ask for your mercy to pour out continuously for good in these circumstances. We ask that your presence be felt and known in clear and tangible ways. This is more than a plea for the… Read More

Friday Prayer

Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy, for we have had more than enough of contempt,too much of the scorn of the indolent rich, and of the derision of the proud. – Psalm 123:3-4 Oh, the scorn of the indolent rich- Dripping with mockery about generations other than their own,As though the present deprivations, frustrations, and injusticesAre not directly… Read More

Friday Prayer

Holy One, in this moment we remember that you are the God of all our days – lamenting or rejoicing days, working or leisure days, busy or relaxing days, cold or warm days, sick or healthy days – you are with us through it all. You have witnessed every human breath, all the while delighting… Read More

Friday Prayer

O God, our help in ages past…Our hope for years to come… What about now? Where are you now? Where is your saving power, Your eternal peace, Your outpouring of grace in our present? We are in need of you now. The Reverend Julia Seymour serves Big Timber Lutheran Church (ELCA)  in Big Timber, MT.… Read More