Friday prayer: a Good word

We call this Friday good. What does “good” even mean? It’s a word so over- and misused as to be almost meaningless. We sometimes say, “Naw, I’m good” even when we’re dying on the inside. We sometimes say, “It’s good” when we really mean it’s barely good enough. We sometimes say, “Ok, good.” when we’re… Read More

Friday Prayer: The Harrowing

Holy and generous Christ- In your harrowing of hell, remember your children who are between hosanna and hallelujah. Recall the family and friends of Stephon Clark. Have mercy on his children.   Grasp firmly the wrists of those who have received a diagnosis of death for this life. Tighten your hold on those whose work… Read More

RCL-Narrative Lectionary: Holy Week Extravaganza Bonus Edition!

Maundy Thursday. Good Friday. Easter Vigil. Whatever other worship services and events are typical for your congregation. It’s all come down to this, folks! It’s the final countdown, the sprint to the finish, the last hurrah. It’s time to get serious. Jesus has joyfully entered Jerusalem. The final meal, betrayal, arrest, and execution are at… Read More

Friday Prayer: Holy Friday

How can we help but pray for women today? In the simultaneous feast of the Annunciation and the remembering of Holy Friday, we think of Mary- whose mothering of Jesus was rarely without fear. We think of her heart in her throat as she watched her beautiful baby crucified. (For when are they no longer… Read More