Thursday Prayer: decent and disorderly

Dear God, In the part of your church I’m from we like to talk about worship being done decently and in order. We are busy writing prayers, crafting liturgy and dressing the building for Pentecost: that day when we celebrate your life-giving Spirit, poured out on all flesh. Help us not to be so concerned… Read More

Revised Common Lectionary: We are Not Left to our own Devices

There is something within us that resists limitations and authority. We don’t like to admit that we have so little control over our lives and that humanity is not the ultimate authority on much of anything. I’ve been thinking about something I read many years ago by Peggy Way. She wrote about “the fact of… Read More

Saturday Prayer: Well Pleased

I breathe in. I breathe out. You breathe in. You breathe out. We breathe in. We breathe out. We take a step And then another. Not toward each other But in the same direction Toward the healing rollicking water We pause and then We step in Swirling. Pulsating. Cool and yet warming Together we hear… Read More

Friday Prayer: Silvery Side

I once read that one could tell that it was going to rain by looking at the trees. The shift in the breeze before a coming storm turned leaves over, their silvery undersides rippling against the brighter green of their siblings. Even though I now live far from where I did when I first heard… Read More

Friday Prayer: Spirit of Peace

Spirit of peace, come to our waiting world; Throughout the nations, may your voice be heard. Unlock the door of hope, for you hold the key; Spirit of peace, come to our world. Spirit of love, come to our waiting world; Throughout the nations, may your voice be heard. Unlock the door of hope, for… Read More