Friday prayer: the witness of Bartimaeus

A relative of mine would yell at referees during basketball games, “You blind Bartimaeus!” This name-calling was, of course, meant as an insult. (It was also problematic in ways I didn’t quite understand as a teenager.) But Bartimaeus was wise. He didn’t have to see Jesus to know who – and what – he was.… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

For rain where it was needed today, thank you, God For the calming of waters and winds in places that need relief, thank you, God For beauty in times of horrific ugliness and hate, thank you, God For love that refuses to be destroyed, distorted, legislated, commodified, or controlled, thank you, God For another day…another… Read More

Saturday Prayer, September 4, 2021

Giving thanks for the Baja Fairy Duster God, I’m grateful the Baja Fairy Duster,”Calliandra californica, attractspollinators and hummingbirdsand its seeds like dry pea podsfeed chaparral and desert animals. I give thanks for its many gifts, andhow the beauty of another regionstartles me into experiencing my own,with apples red-ripeningand schoolchildren comparingWonder Woman to dinosaurs on masksin… Read More

Friday prayer: God is good

Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above. Every smile from a stranger kiss from a puppy genuine compliment porch drop-off post-liturgical nap unexpected windfall new understanding belly laugh offer of help to reach something high on a shelf investment by a mentor bit of good news sunshine after a heavy… Read More