Friday Prayer

A Blessing for Those with Stress-Induced Lethargy In the muscle-tensed, frenetic exhaustion of your blank stare, May you know that you are not alone. In the numb doom-scrolling hours, May your senses be drawn to peace and joy. In the overwhelm of grief and frustration, May you be anchored in the truth of eternal love.… Read More

Friday Prayer: 1 January 2021

I said to my soul, Soul, we are here. We are here with the aches of the past. We are here with the promise of the future. The past has promise too. That someday there will be meaning and depth and story that we do not yet see. That promise fulfilled does not mean that… Read More

Friday Prayer

You already know, Love,How I sometimes kick prayer down the listUntil I have more time Or energyOr mental capacityOr something. In the moments before sleep, I mutter thatYou already know everything, so amen and amen. And sometimes I stare off into spaceWith the intention of focusBut my mind blanks out and when I shake myself… Read More

Friday Prayer

May the God of Abigail protect us from fools who have neither wisdom nor discernment. May the God of Deborah and Jael encourage our understanding that we are the ones we have been waiting for.  May the God of Huldah give us the words of truth to speak to power.  May the God of Bathsheba… Read More

Friday Prayer

A litany of things that are not United States election news:  For women protesting for their physical and political rights in Poland, we pray to the Lord. Lord, have mercy.  For the ongoing famine in Yemen, we pray to the Lord.Lord, have mercy.  For the threat of civil war in Ethiopia, we pray to the Lord. Lord, have… Read More

Friday Prayer

One to Whom Revenge Belongs, I feel almost nothing but rage and grief.  I am surrounded by those who make a mockery of truth, honesty, and justice.Their yes is “if it pleases me”. Their no is “if it pleases me”.Their vows are fulfilled on the bodies of people slain just for living while black or brown… Read More

Friday Prayer: Note to Self from Psalm 103

Note to self: Bless the Lord. We’re in the middle of a marathon slog, but God has not abandoned us. Intermittent joys have sustained us beyond what we could have imagined. The Lord has stayed our hand from slapping the foolish and, sometimes, from typing the thing we cannot take back. Come on, soul. It… Read More