Friday prayer: your healing presence

Lord, I want to be made well. I want to be healed of my perfectionism my desire to control my internalized prejudices my distrust of those who see things differently my utter exhaustion my anger about petty matters my tendency to withdraw my long-held grudges. I reach for the hem of your garment, and there… Read More

Friday prayer: teach your peace

Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing? Covid still rages in spots around the globe. Soul- and body-crushing white supremacy undergirds many of our systems. Families and individuals struggle to live day-to-day without enough financial support. The planet is dying. People are dehumanized for who they are and whom they love. Abuse briefly… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: War Is Not Healthy

Do you remember seeing the Vietnam-War-era poster with the words “War is not healthy for children and other living things”? I was in elementary school when the United States ended the Vietnam conflict, but I still remember that poster with the sunflower on it, popularized by the group Another Mother for Peace. In the past… Read More

Wednesday Prayer

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