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
As the seasons change we continue to wait, to hope, to imagine, to trust and to believe in you, Oh God We believe that there is a time for every season and we’re getting ready and we’re doing the work and we’re building the relationships and we’re refusing to move in a spirit of “business… Read More
God, I am packing my heart-lunch with the smiles of the morning – the enthusiastic beagle crotch-licking the window hanging ramshackle until I fix the cords, the outrage of simultaneous acne and wrinkles, the breeze that brings birdsong with a hint of skunk, the raccoon at the bird feeder, an adolescent wild turkey strutting unaware… Read More
Whether you are following the continuous texts and have Jacob wrestling with God or the thematic texts and have the invitation to the table in Isaiah, you can’t go wrong. The sense of abundance that comes through these texts is undeniable, an abundance that is transformative and inclusive of all of humanity. What better message… Read More
Sower of Seeds,
come to us.
Are you sleeping?
Do you not see
what is being sown among us? Read More