Friday Prayer: When We See the Lord

Oh, Lord, how do we see you and minister to you? When you do not hoard resources, but make sure the enough that exists is shared- you minister to me. When you spoke the truth about what is and remained calm about what could be- you minister to me. When you prepare food for those… Read More

Friday Prayer: Count Them As Righteous

God of all people- You counted Abram’s trust in you as righteous character. And you blessed him. Even when he acted like a fool- endangering Sarah, using and misusing Hagar, rejecting Ishmael, bargaining for Sodom and Gomorrah- you still saw his ultimate trust in you and you counted him as a righteous person. I know… Read More

Friday Prayer: Sustain me, please

Dear God- It feels like another day- one more list of things to do, one more attempt to be mindful, a few more meals, reminders of what I haven’t accomplished. I hate to let any time go by without recognizing the beauty of the world, the possibilities of hope, the grace of moments. Unfortunately, though,… Read More

Friday Prayer: The Small Hours of the Soul

3 a.m. is an unholy hour. Not because God is absent, but because in the exhaustion of the soul, Idols creep in, hauling their own plinths behind them. The petty gods of anxiety and frustration fight over the floorspace of your mind While slinky griefs and self-doubt drape themselves cunningly in the most conspicuous places.… Read More

Friday Prayer: Care of All Things

Creator of all things- I pray for the animals, the bugs, the creeping things, the critters that you made, love, and for which you care. I trust that each tripping hoof, whispering antenna, and minuscule stretch is known to you. I grieve that the missteps of human beings cause pain and suffering to our created… Read More

Friday Prayer: Epiphanies in Due Time

Dear God- All time is contained in you. In my own understanding of time, I am baking a cake for a birthday party, preparing for a funeral, and grieving the daily news. In time beyond my understanding, magi from somewhere unknown are traveling to find a baby whose birth they perceived by observing a celestial… Read More

Friday Prayer

God- You said to Moses, “אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה.” You will be who you will be. You will do what you will do. And we who believe, in part or whole, be that You alone define who you are. We believe You say who You are. Grant us the strength, wisdom, and grace to do the… Read More