Monday Prayer

O God, the proud in armies rise, And men of guile profound, Who have not thee before their eyes,Attempt my soul to wound. – Christopher Smart Holy and Gracious God, More than the prayers of my own privileged heart, I beg you to listen to the prayers of your children who will be intentionally excluded,… Read More

Friday Prayer

Dear God- Somewhere there is a person who feels alone and unforgotten. They are wondering if their work matters. Their home is falling apart and they seek a peace for which they almost dare not hope. They have sounded alarms and been shut out of their community. They ache. Let this been an intercession for… Read More

Friday Prayer

God in the midst of chaos- Today I lift to you the people, young and old, for whom a change in routine is painful and confusing. Remember, in your favor, the ones who are pained by loud noises, flashes, and unexpected turbulence. Carry, with special kindness, those who are freshly grieving, passing a sorrowful anniversary,… Read More

Saturday Prayer – Cause and Effect

I tossed a pebbleand watched as the ripple grew into a wave that surged and crested. I was already up past my knees before I knew to call it a flood. Living Water, today my prayer is only keep me afloat. Amen.   Jennifer Garrison Brownell serves as pastor at Vancouver United Church of Christ… Read More

Saturday Prayer – Prayer for Healing

Oh Christ the Healer, This is our prayer. Heal our broken bodies Heal our broken hearts Heal our broken world. And when the time for healing is past and gone or not yet come grant us strength and courage and the holy help of one another. Amen. Jennifer Garrison Brownell serves as pastor at Vancouver… Read More

Friday Prayer: in the aftermath of more violence in our world.

    In a world in which it appears violence and terror reign We praise you O God: we acclaim you as the Lord. In a world of divisions, of fear and pain Throughout the world the holy Church acclaims you: Father of majesty unbounded, your true and only Son, worthy of all worship and the… Read More