Friday Prayer: Blessed are…

Oh Lord, Blessed are the nice people, The listening people, The smiling people. Blessed are those Whose hearts break with yours, Who carry your protest signs when you give up, Who link arms in solidarity. Blessed are the exhausted people, The discouraged and broken people, The preyed-upon. And Lord, Blessed are your ministers, Your prophets… Read More

Friday Prayer

Grant holy peace to The frenetic and joyful  hope to the lonely.           The Reverend Julia Seymour serves Big Timber Lutheran Church (ELCA)  in Big Timber, MT. She blogs at lutheranjulia.blogspot.com and readsallthethings.com. She contributed to There’s A Woman in the Pulpit and is President of the board of RevGalBlogPals, Inc. RevGalBlogPals encourages you to share… Read More

Friday Prayer: Job 13, RJV

An Interpretation of Job 13, Revised Julia Version: Look, I have heard everything you are telling me, “friends”, And your words aren’t new to me.   I have the same information that you do; And, frankly, you’re not offering different or better interpretation. I want to speak directly to the Almighty and take up this… Read More

Friday Prayer

Dear God, Liberty Cap, Yellowstone National Park, pic by author I’m cramming every hallelujah I can into the next 48 hours. When I put the words of joyous praise away on Sunday, when my vocabulary is transfigured, I want to feel that I gave all the alleluias I had. But it’s not like you won’t… Read More