Eternal Love- We appeal to you on behalf of persons, places, and situations that have not made the headlines. We ask for your mercy to pour out continuously for good in these circumstances. We ask that your presence be felt and known in clear and tangible ways. This is more than a plea for the… Read More
“Thursday’s Child” I don’t know whether you remember the children’s poem about children and the days of the week. I do. The poem begins: “Monday’s child is fair of face.” Here we are, on Thursday of the week. Today’s offering? “Thursday’s child has far to go.” That feels so sadly familiar right now. I am… Read More
The Narrative Lectionary runs each year from September to Pentecost which means that the summer break can be spent preaching on other things. One option this year is to spend 6 weeks in the Book of Psalms. We don’t often preach the psalms, usually preferring to sing them instead. In my tradition, we sing many… Read More
Your people, God, are hungry.
YOUR people, Lord, they thirst.
Your people cry in agony,
their only hope to be heard.
Righteousness is lost
in the hallowed halls of law … Read More
What a time to be planning worship! May God grant you words and actions to both express/name what is and to call/proclaim what God wills to be. Feel free to use/read/adapt with credit to the listed author and revgalblogpals.org 1A.Opening Prayer by Barb Hedges-Goettl (GATE-L) O God, in this time of change and challenge, we… Read More
Every daywe move the solstice sunone day along our Advent spiraland this weekwe name our hopes. We hope for reform of the welfare system,for an end to cisheteropatriarchy,for the smashing of white supremacyand other, smaller hopes:for a good writing day,for peaceful sleep,for a friend to be comforted,and so we pray. God, our hopes are wildand… Read More
We are most definitely awake,
but we are not wide-eyed wonder awake …
we are not child-like take-it-all-in awake …
we are not ready-for-what-is-coming awake.
No. …. Read More
Look in any children’s bible and you will find the story of Daniel and the lions’ den. It’s a good, simple, straightforward story which is (mostly) suitable for children and the young at heart. However, this very simplicity makes it a difficult passage to preach on. What is the message it contains? How can we… Read More
shine your healing light
into the darkness.
Be a beacon, we pray,
for those whose wicks … Read More
Dear God, Not even a contentious US election can keep the sun from rising anew As we await results, please– Cause peace to rise up in our spirits and kindness in our conversations Continue to draw out determination and hope for the shift this nation needs Compel decision makers to ensure all votes are counted… Read More