In times gone by, my usual practice would have been to allow the liturgy and hymns, the marching with palm leaves and the singing of “Hosanna”, to speak most loudly on Palm Sunday. However, in their absence (due to Covid restrictions this year), there is both a need and an opportunity to take a closer… 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
your turning of the tables is not popular here;
your emphasis on love instead of power is considered foolish;
your righteous anger in the face of despicable behavior … Read More
As we begin to settle in for the night We give thanks for this day smiles along the way, steps towards justice on the journey We ask for forgiveness for love withheld or moments of othering allowing fear to lead and insecurities to distract As we surrender for the night We pray for those without… Read More
God, I give you thanksfor the people in my life who cannot see,including my mother and father,who teach me to listen,smell and taste and feelevery alive surface of the world, and for friends who cannot hearand make an orchestrafrom all the other senses. I pray for patience with thosewho use “see” to mean understand,“vision” for… Read More
Gracious God, As the sun steps down and makes space for the moon to shine As the night draws near and stillness begins to settle in all around us We take this moment to give thanks for this day Thank you, God, for every breath Thank you, God, for every smile Thank you, God, for… Read More
you picked up the mantle of truth-telling
and went about the countryside
proclaiming “Time’s up!
The kingdom of heaven has come near.” Read More
God, we have been praying… We who reside in the USA and those around the world watching, impacted… …Praying for peace as power shifts …Praying for healing as new leaders step in …Praying for justice as space is demanded for “firsts” God, we are grateful… For as we were reminded by the inaugural poet, as… Read More
Creation reminds us we are a part of something magnificent and awesome In this there is great responsibility and accountability To you, Creator To your people All your people All of creation May we take the time to listen to what creation is telling us today, God May we be present to her groans May… Read More
God on this day of Epiphany, we invoke the spirit of our ancestors, Los Tres Reyes Magos, the wise men, the magi, the scholars, the astrologers Called by many names Remembered for many reasons ~ ashé Today God, as we face election battles, the rise of white supremacist groups, poverty, and hunger at an all-time… Read More